Dick Tracy (1990)

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Everyone I've ever asked hated this movie. Personally, I think it's fantastic. Does anyone else share my opinion, or is it universally disliked by all except for me?



Yeah, it's an inventive and fun movie. The set design, costumes and cinematography are amazing. Even still today, with the technology being used by Beatty and co. long since surpassed. It's far and away one of the very best comic adaptation ever - though too seldom mentioned. And it manages to be great despite a sloppy final act. The easy charm and brilliant style of the film carry it past its inadequacies.




But of course you're not the only person on the planet who likes Dick Tracy. How silly. It's not like you're a slobbering fan of Battlefield Earth...then you really might be alone - just you and Johnny Travolta anyway.

Sounds like you need some new friends.
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I liked Dick Tracy. Recently, when I saw the trailer for Sin City I thought of Dick Tracy. I don't think they're ripping it off. I'm just saying that it's cool that once again somebody's making a comic book come to life.



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Yep, the film one major problem...


















... it had Madonna in it!



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i love dick tracy, its dumb but loveable. well, dumb in a wierdly clever way. clearly al pacino's greatest roll. :P nah its great, so colourful and stylised.



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This film was pretty fun, from what I remember. I liked Dustin Hoffman's character the most; I think he was called Mumbles... Not sure... Good costume and set designs too.
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Originally Posted by Lance McCool
Everyone I've ever asked hated this movie. Personally, I think it's fantastic. Does anyone else share my opinion, or is it universally disliked by all except for me?
When this movie was released on video, I bought it almost immediately. I thought Dick Tracy was great. It was my parents favorite comic strip when I was a kid. So I was already familiar with some of the characters;i.e.- Flattop, The Brow, Pruneface. Al Pacino was absolutely hilarious as Big Boy Caprice. And Madonna just sizzled as Breathless Mahoney.



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I remember when it came out. I loved it as a kid. I had all the action figures. Still a fun movie. If I could find it on DVD I'd buy it.



Wow I havent seen this film in a long time.I remember it being very cheesy and dull though.



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For me it was one of those situations where you reveal to someone that you haven't seen a certain movie that they (my cousin) loved and then they make you watch it. I'm glad he did too cuz it was great, very stylish and fun, great adaptation and i loved the makeup and costumes
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I have only seen Dick Tracy once, and that was back on opening day. I remember thinking that it looked great, but the story bored me. My tastes have refined over the years, so I may like it more now. But honestly, I haven’t felt compelled to give it another shot. Maybe if I notice it on HBO some night…
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I even bought a Dick Tracy activity book. I was around 11 that time. And I'm still waiting for the a copy of the video.
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Originally Posted by ceddy
Never seen that movie
Well then thanks for contributing that bit of intelligence, wit and insight to the thread.

Why don't you go rent it and, after you actually have something to say, come on back?



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Originally Posted by Holden Pike
Well then thanks for contributing that bit of intelligence, wit and insight to the thread.

Why don't you go rent it and, after you actually have something to say, come on back?
Heh. I just read all 8 posts of his and the grand total on the word count for all 8 posts combined is.....17.

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I can't say I'm a fan of Dick Tracy - I find it sort of, annoying. I could only watch 30 mins of it, before switching channel.
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http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,190507,00.html

Does this mean there are plans out there for someone to make a sequel or remake? Anyone have any buzz?
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