Tucker: The Man and His Dream
Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)

History tells us that would-be automobile mogul Preston Tucker was a silver-tongued con man, who misappropriated his investors' money and played fast and loose with ethics and legalities in the pursuit of his dream. Filmmaker Francis… More

Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 24, 2000
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though it may not be as comprehensive as some would like, Francis Ford Coppola's cheerful biopic of the failed automotive designer features sparkling direction and a strong central performance from Jeff Bridges.

Variety Staff
Variety

The true story of a great American visionary who was thwarted, if not destroyed, by the established order, Tucker represents the sunniest imaginable telling of an at least partly tragic episode in recent history.

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Time Out

The cinematic sleight-of-hand parallels the bombast of its hero, but you never get a glimpse of either visionary.

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Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media

Smoke-filled, rousing dramedy about corruption.

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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

The result is a film consistent narratively, confident stylistically and abounce with the quaint quality that animated both the hero and his times, something we used to call pep.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Mr. Coppola has done things this fancily before, but never with so clear and moving a sense of purpose.

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Ian Freer
Empire Magazine

A revealing and heartfelt biopic.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Francis Coppola's stylish and heartfelt tribute to the innovative automobile designer Preston Thomas Tucker turns out to be one of his most personal and successful movies.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

Tucker came up with a classic, but poor Coppola has turned a great American tragedy into a gas-guzzling human comedy.

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Film4

Fluent, brave and touching.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
familiar stranger
Tucker. Never heard of him till I stumbled upon this movie (which was just yesterday). Or should I say that I'd never heard of this movie till… More
Jennifer Xu
Uhh, it's not bad? I like the 50s clothes and references, but Coppola always makes his films so unnecessarily heavy, even when they're not supposed to… More
Mark K
Coppola's tribute to Preston Tucker, inventor and loose cannon, is an enjoyable biopic with some messages relevant even today. While the story takes the… More

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