100

TV Guide

A gorgeous, fluid, wonderfully exhilarating movie.
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100

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Tucker is the best Capra movie since Capra quit making them himself. [12 Aug 1988]
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88

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
This happy daydream contains Coppola's most assured work since "Apocalypse Now;" save for its modesty, it is in no way inferior to his masterpiece, "The Godfather" Saga. [12 Aug 1988]
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88

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
It's also [Coppola's] most gloriously extravagant film since "One from the Heart." [12 Aug 1988]
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80

Chicago Reader

By Jonathan Rosenbaum
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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80

Los Angeles Times

By Sheila Benson
Stylistically, the film is a dream. But in every case, the style has a reason. [12 Aug 1988]
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80

Time

By Richard Schickel
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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75

Chicago Tribune

By Dave Kehr
The late '40s world Coppola has put together for Tucker is an extremely stylized one: Vittorio Storaro's cinematography has the bright, hard, almost lacquered look of old Technicolor; Dean Tavoularis' sets, built with slanting floors and surfaces, create an imaginary, compacted space in which actors and objects seem to be thrusting out toward the camera; and the transitions between scenes, based on visual rhymes and elaborate wipes, effectively remove the movie from the orderly flow of normal film time. [12 Aug 1988]
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Coppola's new film is not so much about the car as about the man, and it is with the man that he fails to deliver.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

Comfortable, cleanly styled, easy to handle, uninventive, lacking Preston Tucker's maverick spirit. [12 Aug 1988]
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74 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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