Guys and Dolls
Guys and Dolls (1955)

When Sky Masterson is challenged to take a missionary to Havana, he finds himself falling in love. But will she return his love when she realizes the trip was a ploy?

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1955
DVD Release Date: May 15, 2001
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tom Huddleston
Time Out

Ultimate odd couple Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra play charismatic cats in hats and spats on the mean (but very clean) streets of New York.

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Tom Milne
Time Out

A musical fairly glittering with intelligence and invention.

Geoffrey Macnab
Independent (UK)

Joseph L Mankiewicz's adaptation of the Frank Loesser Broadway musical, itself adapted from Damon Runyon stories, looks a treat. The wonder of the film is that it combines widescreen colour and opulence with an earthy, street-level humour.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Conceivably the best picture Sam Goldwyn ever produced.

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Jason Solomons
The Mail on Sunday (UK)

The script is perhaps even better than most of the musical numbers, crackling with the Damon Runyon-style dialogue and with the colour of the stories on which Ben Hecht based his screenplay.

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Kate Muir
Times (UK)

Brando the singing actor and Sinatra the acting singer make a remarkable pair as sharp-suited gangsters and gamblers, along with their "dolls", Vivian Blaine and the English actress Jean Simmons.

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Variety Staff

Guys and Dolls is a bangup filmusical in the topdrawer Goldwyn manner.

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Peter Bradshaw

The showtunes are weapons-grade: especially Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat, which never fails to get any audience on its feet. A must.

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Adam Woodward
Little White Lies

Brando and Sinatra are on top form, but it's Simmons who steals the show.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Luke Baldock
The opening says it all. Or rather, shows it. A beautifully choreographed piece sets the tone of the film, the city, and the characters. As we follow a watch… More
Conner Rainwater
A bland musical that has very little personality or originality. Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra were entertaining, but served very little importance. The film… More
Aj V
If you don't think Brando has range, you need to see this movie. I love it, the songs are good, the actors are good, the story is interesting, and… More
danny d
take two of my favorite actors of all time, leave one (sinatra) in his element, and challenge the other more talented actor (brando) to step out of his a bit,… More
Mark Hobin
Bouncy MGM musical set during the late 1940s detailing the activities of petty criminals and professional gamblers in New York . Nathan Detroit bets that Sky… More
Jennifer Xu
Question: Does Marlon Brando sing in this? Yes, very badly. But how awesome that this is a GANGSTER musical, and a surprisingly legitimate gangster musical at… More