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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Samuel Andrade's rating of the film Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

  2. Bilouaustria's rating of the film Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

    If some joke might be old fashion, if it does not work all the time, this avant-garde comedy is full of visual ideas and venimous comments about TV and good-for-nothing-celebrities. Tony Randall plays a sort of Jack Lemmon, Jayne Mansfield another Marylin, it's all about playing roles and pretending as long as the camera rolls.

  3. Christopher McQuain's rating of the film Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

    "Cartoonish" is a high compliment, here; it's a living, breathing, utterly delightful and brilliantly realized Looney Toon. Kudos to all the intrepid performers, production/costume designers, set decorators, composers/musicians, and the great DP Joe McDonald, all marshaled exquisitely to make Tashlin's inimitably sweet and vivacious satirical sensibility exude from every shot and action.

  4. Ghostman's rating of the film Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

    brillant, frank tashlin is a genius. jayne mansfield goddamn

  5. Stian Gledje Bekkvik's rating of the film Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

    The visuals and the narrative concept satisfies so profoundly, in an entirely sexual yet very sophisticated way. This sort of cinematic sexual play is what attracts me to the medium most often, and has been since I was a little boy.

  6. Neither/Nor's rating of the film Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

    Serious non-commitment to polemics and dislocations, easy to see what attracted young Godard; Betsy Drake's body image anxieties prefigure 'Une femme mariƩe' on some level. But the best thing is the point where you realize that Jayne Mansfield's psychotic cooing is more important than her bust. She didn't die; she deflated.

  7. Jake Cole's rating of the film Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

    Tashlin, grand-pappy of the vulgar auteurists? Style exploding in its deliberately artificial lighting and color, metatextual farce doubles as social critique as Tashlin establishes the Mobius strip structure of culture's relationship to pop culture and how the two are locked in a cycle of influence that dumbs down both. Blistering stuff, but never cynical.

  8. Ingrid Bergman's rating of the film Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

    Tony Randall is the stand out in this entertaining and very funny satire. Recommended viewing for sure!

  9. Eleni Ashton's rating of the film Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

    "The bowdlerizing of and other changes in Axelrod's first successful play, The Seven Year Itch, in the 1955 film adaptation that he wrote with director Billy Wilder, apparently soured Axelrod on movies in general and Hollywood in particular, which fed directly into the satire of his Rock Hunter." - Jonathan Rosenbaum

  10. Sudipto Basu's rating of the film Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

    Though a broad comedy on the surface, this is quite incisive in its parody and critique of celeb culture and advertising. The jokes are hilarious! And there's Groucho Marx. :)

  11. Alexander Peacock's rating of the film Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

    Great fun!!! Compare with Masumura's Giants and Toys for a similar tale...

  12. Acerk21's rating of the film Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

    Finally...a comedy with intelligence!

  13. Till Kadritzke's rating of the film Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

    Thought-provoking, anarchistic, deeply funny and original. Let's screen it to some executives. Subversive stuff with subtext.

  14. evening_enchanted's rating of the film Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

    A terrific film and still very relevant in today's obsession with celebrities. The film pokes fun at the facades of advertisement. It shows how the advertising business spends so much time convincing ordinary people that they're lacking in something when they aren't. Alongside the social commentary is beautiful technicolor and great comedic moments. A very entertaining and thought-provoking film.