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  1. Victor-André's rating of the film The Gang's All Here

    Worth it for the banana part !

  2. Daniel S.'s rating of the film The Gang's All Here

    Blu-Ray. See it for the Banana number, the Benny Goodman Orchestra, Charlotte Greenwood's dance number and the overall colours. Forget the plot and the propaganda. Recommended.

  3. Morris Bros.'s rating of the film The Gang's All Here

  4. Graceful Photon's rating of the film The Gang's All Here

    90% of the runtime is appalling, but the other 10% is otherworldly. The dance numbers are inconceivable - truly they need to be seen to be believed, but the rest is probably just of historical note.

  5. David R Williams's rating of the film The Gang's All Here

    And then the drugs kicked in...

  6. angeldromero's rating of the film The Gang's All Here

    Carmen Miranda's freshness and the psychedelic sequence at the end of the film makes it so worth watching.

  7. SpacePirate's rating of the film The Gang's All Here

    Berkeley was sort of at the end of his creative rope, having peaked in the early to mid 30s, so watching this I didn't expect much, but man, what a dazzler of a musical. From banana number in all its phallic glory, to the surreal ending w/ actors severed heads singing over a technicolor backdrop, a lot to love here! Pallette & Horton are always a hoot and work well together, Faye seems like an afterthought. 3.5 stars

  8. Erik F.'s rating of the film The Gang's All Here

    I don't think I've ever seen anyone as radiantly, manically, infectiously joyful as Carmen Miranda in this movie. And the delirious, proto-psychedelic finale has to be seen to be believed.

  9. the_mentaculus's rating of the film The Gang's All Here

    As I was sitting on my couch I felt an odd weightlessness... soon, I saw my consciousness leave my body and catapulted feverishly by an unseen force through a phantasmagoria of muted Technicolor and banana hats, leading me on to infinity. There were monkeys, neon lights and disembodied heads. I conversed with the Gods. But on waking, I found I'd thrown up and forgotten what They said.

  10. Wee Hunk's rating of the film The Gang's All Here

    Busby Berkeley doesn't care about plot! He wants dance numbers and colorful sets. The plot is merely a device to transition from one number to the next. Alice Faye was the only real thing in the movie and what a lovely voice she has.

  11. strummermax's rating of the film The Gang's All Here

    Gorgeous and charming - I’d trade every one of those stupid Marvel movies for this.

  12. cineholic's rating of the film The Gang's All Here

    9.5/10. Though the plot may be nonsensical, supremely campy with an American propagandist vibe to it, the dance numbers soar. "The Lady in the Tutti Frutti Hat" is particularly memorable--brightly colored, surreal, full of gigantic bananas.

  13. Monkey Flix's rating of the film The Gang's All Here

    I generally don't like musicals, especially from this era. However, this one is so visually over the top, with its extravagant dance numbers and super-glorious three-strip Technicolor, that even I can make an exception. And they top it off with that end scene of dozens of decapitated singing heads!

  14. swordofdoom's rating of the film The Gang's All Here

    an innovative visual masterpiece (1942) tied to an obligatory and story musical. shocking in many respects to watch right now.

  15. Slappy McGee's rating of the film The Gang's All Here

    (3.5 stars) Oh, that flashy Busby Berkeley! Music, Dance and oh, those theatrical sets! Grandiose choreography with wonderful costumes and popping colors. As with most of these type of films, the story takes a backseat to the glamour and sparkle of it all. It's light and fun with that wonderful design element throughout the movie. Worth the watch just for the magnetic and delightful Carmen Miranda. She's wonderful.

  16. Loz Loory's rating of the film The Gang's All Here

    5 stars for the kaleidoscopic dance numbers. 1 star for the hokey plot. 0 stars for the whitewashed cast. Sad to watch Carmen Miranda while knowing how, in real life, she was devastated by the negative reception of many Brazilians to her American stardom. Funny to see how much effort was put into hiding her navel to meet Hayes Code standards. Would like to see the screwed up takes of the banana number!

  17. David Perez's rating of the film The Gang's All Here

  18. Valentin Alexandru's rating of the film The Gang's All Here

    Wow that surreal ending might be the coolest thing in hollywood'$ history.

  19. Karl J. Kipling's rating of the film The Gang's All Here

    American kitsch at its ripest - and creepiest. Perhaps had I dropped acid prior to viewing it the film's grotesque abstract musical sequences would have kicked me over the moon, but, as I was unfortunate enough to see this in a state of total sobriety, they only greatly added to the discomfort I felt at the sight of the bananas atop Carmen Miranda's head, the lunatic gleam in her eyes.

  20. francisca bacon's rating of the film The Gang's All Here

    For me the key image of the film is the one above, the banana funnel, because this is how I imagined the whole film – an upside down image of the psyche as commonly portrayed: a timid icicle of waking consciousness above an ocean of repression, from where the roars of ancient uncivil dinosaurs rise up to haunt our dreams and imprint our automatic gestures. The Gang’s All Here is an iceberg mockingly standing on its

  21. Karthik's rating of the film The Gang's All Here

    Does Debord's critique of spectacle as appearance fetishism need to be modified when the (very commercial, trascendentally kitsch) appearance is so formally delirious as to shade off into abstract avant-garde? What can the profit-motive appropriate but self-parody?

  22. José Neves's rating of the film The Gang's All Here

    The heyday of Berkeley's cinema, the filmmaker that with the sequence-shot created an unmatched architecture of "trompe l'oeil", through cinema's own expressivity: by his camera-eye, the space is the consequence of a rigorous, dizzying and whirlwind choreography, in progressive spiral. Berkely was the creator of the image-dance while the spectator-eye dance with it, dancing within.

  23. Trevor's rating of the film The Gang's All Here

    Berkeley's most uninhibited film, culminating in perhaps the strangest musical number to be found in cinema. A glorious, perverse and unforgettable triumph of style over substance.

  24. chanandre's rating of the film The Gang's All Here

    [Cinémathèque PT #: 35 mm] (2009)

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