Tucker: The Man and His Dream Synopsis
Washington and Detroit's Big Three crush Preston Tucker's (Jeff Bridges) 1940s car of tomorrow.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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

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Comfortable, cleanly styled, easy to handle, uninventive, lacking Preston Tucker's maverick spirit. [12 Aug 1988]
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Rated PG
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