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Ratings & Reviews

  1. William's rating of the film Nickelodeon

    The long sequence on the plain with the fist fight, hot air balloon, etc. is wonderfully executed slapstick. Great cast as well. I haven't seen the "director's cut" in B&W, but the sepia tones of the theatrical version capture the period quite well. The D.W. Griffith cameo is elegant. That this was followed by the magnificent "Saint Jack" says a lot for Bogdanovich's range.

  2. Amin Lumière's rating of the film Nickelodeon

  3. Cole Caudle's rating of the film Nickelodeon

    The knockabout comedy of the first half feels fairly forced and not very funny. However, when the storyline moves out West an affecting melancholy begins to creep in. Yes the Griffith worship is completely blind to the unsavoury aspects of his work and feels like a bit of a cheat. Overall it does work much better in the director approved black and white and at times feels a worthy companion to Paper Moon.

  4. Jaspar Lamar Crabb's rating of the film Nickelodeon

    A cluttered film that never really gels despite Bogdanovich's obvious affection for all things movie-related

  5. Jake Mulligan's rating of the film Nickelodeon

    Ya, the director's cut, while not a perfect film, was very, very good, taking the screwball style developed in "What's Up, Doc" and applying it to a film filled with cinematic commentary. The Griffith worship is a little much (especially not including any racist scenes of "Birth of a Nation" in a ten minute excerpt) but this is a very overlooked film in the Bogdanovich oeuvre.

  6. Bill Arceneaux's rating of the film Nickelodeon

    The black and white directors cut is great.