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11/22/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)


A perfect example of an enjoyable popcorn film. Very bright colors portray the look and feel of a comic book. Also, the editing feels like you're reading a comic book. It's full of really quick cuts. It feels like an old-time gangster movie. The big problem is Warren Beatty, not his acting, but the fact that he was actor, director, and producer, he had too many roles. If he just would've acted, and left the directing to someone else, this could've been better. Again, an enjoyable film from my youth, that probably doesn't hold up very well today.

BTW, unknown fact, this film won 3 Academy Awards, Best Art Decoration - Set Decoration, Best Makeup, Best Music, Original Song (Sooner or Later) I Always Get My Man. And Al Pacino was nominated for Best Supporting Actor which Joe Pesci...

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05/18/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Disappointing on so many levels

Dick Tracy is a maddening film. Why is it maddening? Well, it could have been so much better. It has stunning visual style, a great villainous performance from Al Pacino and a surprisingly good performance from Madonna of all people. However, the story is a joke. The gangsters in the film are so over the top stupid and this film includes basically every cliche about film noir.

Warren Beatty plays the title role of Dick Tracy, a workaholic detective trying to bring down Big Boy Caprice (Al Capone) a mob boss who eliminates his competition and wants to run all of the rackets in the city. Madonna plays Breathless Mahoney, a singer who is fixated on Tracy, much to the chagrin of Tracy's girlfriend Tess (Glenne Headly). Charlie Korsmo also stars as The Kid, an orphan taken in by Trac...

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08/02/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

A good, fun adaptation

Based on the cult classic comic strip of the same name by Chester Gould, "Dick Tracy" brings the unusual world of one of the greatest fictional police detectives to life.

"Tracy" (Warren Beatty) is the best detective on the force. He is well-respected, and the prime target of the city's (unusual looking) criminal element.

One of the criminal element is "Alphonse 'Big Boy' Caprice" (Al Pacino), who wants to takeover the criminal underworld and control it with an iron fist. He has his hand in the law by having at least one high ranking official (Dick Van Dyke) in his pocket. His plan goes into motion when he has "Lips Manlis'" henchmen killed in St. Valentine's Day Massacre fashion, but it is witnessed by a street urchin who goes by the name of "The Kid" (Charlie Karsmo) who has no ...

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08/02/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Lots of fun, and plenty of action

When this movie came out it was a great comic movie to see. Based on the success of Batman, there were a number of studios trying to find the next big movie, and Dick Tracy was great one to run with. Being that he is a character that people recognize from the weekly comics (at least in the papers where it was still being run) but the reason it became so big is because of how much action there was in the movie. Most of the kids that watched the movie didn't know much about Dick Tracy and so everything that happened was a surprise. There was a lot DT merchandise being sold after the release of the movie.
Having Madonna in the movie didn't hurt its sales any, as she was still an American pop icon that had a number of years of good music ahead of her. All in all I really liked this movie wh...

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