The Hudsucker Proxy Synopsis
An exec (Paul Newman) promotes a mailroom worker (Tim Robbins) to company president.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
In The Hudsucker Proxy, the filmmaking Coen brothers make dark, startling, wittily extravagant sport of the American Dream. The movie is...
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By James Berardinelli
With its refined wit and glorious vision, The Hudsucker Proxy is certainly deserving of a wide audience.
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TV Guide

A lavish parody of/homage to Hollywood big business comedies, The Hudsucker Proxy is gorgeous but lifeless, a very small joke writ very...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
The Hudsucker Proxy is the Coens' fifth feature in a decade, and you can see their tremendous artistic growth in every frame of the film....
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
Frigid soul or not, it's the most unforgettable supernatural comedy since Brazil. Could be it's time for the Coens to drop the pretense,...
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Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
The movie seems destined to win a place in the nocturnal-cityscape-hell hall of fame. Its externals are brilliant, but The Hudsucker Proxy...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

The Coen brothers have made the A-list of writer/directors with their big-budget replicants of Hollywood genres, but the wisecracking...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie is that it's all surface and no substance. Not even the slightest attempt is made to suggest that the film takes its own story...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
For all its technical bravado, The Hudsucker Proxy is an unsettling contradiction, a ''whimsical'' fable made by acerbic control freaks....
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Wall Street Journal

By Julie Salamon
Don't bother to see this film unless you expect to be tested in film class about the Coens' serial dissertation on American cinema. [10 Mar...
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Rated PG