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Tucker: The Man and His Dream

By Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Rousing dramedy about corruption has cursing, smoking.

Movie PG 1988 110 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 1 parent review

age 6+

This movie has style

Every decade has a style. The 1940's after the war had a very slick style. This movie has plenty of this slick style. The music is some of the best swing and the camera work and some of the way shots are framed is excellent. You can't look past the acting either. Everybody plays their part to the fullest and there is a wonderful cameo by the late Lloyd Bridges as a dirty politician. If you like cars, see this movie. If you like the 40's, see this movie. If you like good movies, see this movie. This is one of the most underrated movies in the last 25 years.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This film could have been one long, self-righteous screed against corporations, à la An Unreasonable Man, but fortunately it's directed by the legendary Francis Ford Coppola. He makes his characters lovable, charming, even impish, and makes the telling of the story as important as the point it has to make. Kids and families will find lots to discuss and enjoy together. They may even be inspired to learn more about the real-life visionary this movie is based on.

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