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3.5
2,815 Ratings

The Hudsucker Proxy

Directed by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
United Kingdom, United States, 1994
Comedy

Synopsis

In a recreation of the world of screwball comedy, an ambitious young mailroom clerk is thrust into the world of presidency for the Hudsucker Corporation. Unaware that he is part of the nefarious plan of the corrupt board of executives.

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The Hudsucker Proxy Directed by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
A critical and box-office bomb when it came out in 1994, the big business comedy-fantasy “The Hudsucker Proxy” looks better and smarter by the year. . . . The tone of “Hudsucker” is madcap, the scale epic, and the script is a pastiche of elements taken from filmmakers that the Coens adore but who wouldn’t ordinarily seem compatible (indeed, most critics argued that they still weren’t compatible).
December 16, 2017
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Many were unable to connect with the characters despite the film’s winning humor and fine cast. True, the story feels a bit overdetermined. But it’s ravishing, and includes one of Jennifer Jason Leigh’s finest performances, doing a dead-on impression of a sassy, fast-talking reporter straight out of Hollywood’s golden age.
February 05, 2016
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February 1, 2014: Whereas the comedies of the 1930s and ‘40s could talk quickly and move quickly, they couldn’t run at a full gallop like the Coen Brothers. Their camera soars, traveling at the speed of progress, gossip, capitalism itself. Everything races at top speed. The production design, the one thing everyone felt comfortable praising, is a marvel. Every frame doubles as a survey of early modern art, from Art Deco to Futurism.
February 01, 2014
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