The Great Race
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 77%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Lemmon plays it dirty throughout and for huge effect. Curtis underplays for equally comic effect. Wood comes through on a par with the two male stars."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Perfect family movie is fun from beginning to end."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"This is one of those spectacular comedy star vehicles which is perfectly watchable on a wet Sunday afternoon but which, looked at from almost any other perspective, is just a waste of celluloid."
‑ , Film4
"Everything a farce should be, played straight while being seriously silly."
‑ Andrea Chase, Killer Movie Reviews
"An amiable comedy full of chase, chase, fall-down, chase."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"It's highly inventive, self-conscious camp, made in 1965, well before the genre wore itself out in superciliousness."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Laughs aplenty! Lemmon is hilarious!"
‑ Clint Morris, Tsunami Magazine
"Not a great film but one with some funny moments and line of stars."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Goofy and overblown, but still hard to resist."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"...a boisterous, madcap chase film that overstays its welcome but provides enough laughs along the way to make up for its shortcomings."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Comedy masterpiece, and one of the few films to look at votes for women."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"Both panned and praised when it was released, this zany cross-continental romp zooms ahead full throttle for all of its 157 minutes."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Jack Lemmon and Peter Falk save this overblown comedy that tries too hard to be too slapstick."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"A lumbering behemoth of 160 minutes of overproduced, overbearing overkill."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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