Critic's Choice (1963)

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Parker Ballantine is a New York theater critic and his wife writes a play that may or may not be very good. Now Parker must either get out of reviewing the play or cause the breakup of his marriage.




  • Lucille Ball and Bob Hope in Critic's Choice (1963)
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  • Critic's Choice (1963)
  • Bob Hope and Marilyn Maxwell in Critic's Choice (1963)
  • Lucille Ball and Bob Hope in Critic's Choice (1963)

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Ira Levin (play), Jack Sher

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11 July 2012 | JOHNH-29
| A Big Bore...
If you want to see Lucy at her least funny, watch this. She looks like she has a lot of personal strain, or something. Lucy never clicked in the movies for some reason, but on TV she soared. Bob Hope also struggles with the lame screenplay. You'll recognize many of the faces here, like Jim Backus and Rip Torn, among others. Apparently the play that this is based on got good reviews, but this movie version is so bad I'm surprised they didn't stop production and revamp it. On an up note, the movie is an indispensable time capsule. With JFK's assassination and the Beatles, this early 60's world would soon change forever. It's also worth seeing for the tiny Soupy Sales cameo.

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