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filmcapsule's rating of the film Sullivan’s Travels

A great idea that fails in the execution. McCrea is far too earnest and naive to carry the comedy or the sentiment. There is some good dialogue and an interesting third act, but the plotting and pacing is stiff and jagged. None of Sullivan's attempts to reach the bottom have any hope of succeeding, and while that may be the point, it makes for a dull first two acts. He should have made O Brother, Where Art Thou.