Some Like It Hot
Some Like It Hot (1959)

Two Struggling musicians witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre and are now on the run from the Mob. Jerry and Joe cross-dress into an all female band. In addition to hiding, each has his own problems; One falls for another band… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: March 29, 1959
DVD Release Date: May 22, 2001
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Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Some Like It Hot: A spry, quick-witted farce that never drags.

Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

In terms of comic devices there is very little in the film that is original, but the use of the material is delightful.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

The Great American Comedy (if you discount the Marx Brothers).

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David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf

A perfect screwball comedy.

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Kate Cameron
New York Daily News

The funniest comedy I've seen in years.

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Variety Staff

Pictures like this, with a sense of humor that is as broad as it can be sophisticated, come along only infrequently.

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Peter Bradshaw

"Nobody's perfect" is the last line. Wilder, Lemmon, Curtis and Monroe come pretty close.

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TIME Magazine

Lemmon digs out most of the laughs in the script. As for Marilyn, she's been trimmer, slimmer and sexier in earlier pictures.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

In many ways, the ultimate Billy Wilder film -- replete with breathless pacing, transvestite humor, and unflinching cynicism.

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David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

Fifty-five years old and still a comedy masterpiece.

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Flixster Audience Score: 94% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
This raucous comedic farce from Billy Wilder is often considered to be one of the best and funniest comedies ever made...and you know what? The reputation… More
Mike S
Blazing into the senses like a hurricane of film-making joy, Billy Wilder's <i>Some Like It Hot</i> is the magic that appears when the right… More
Mark Hobin
Some Like It Hot is highlighted by a wit that is surprisingly prescient of modern times. The script mines gender humor with a sophisticated modernity that still… More
Carlos Magalhães
If this is the funniest film ever made I really cannot say, but it is certainly a hilarious and extremely delightful comedy. The flawless script is filled with… More
Alice Shen
Love Marilyn Monroe - the sexy, the innocent, the Silver Screen star, the controversial pop icon. Her performances of "Runnin' Wild," "I… More
Jens S.
One of the great classics of comedy film with huge impact on many decades of films and funny shows. The story of the two musicians dressing up as girls to… More