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‘Robin Hood’: THR’s 1973 Review

On Nov. 8, 1973, Buena Vista unveiled its 83-minute animated adaptation Robin Hood, featuring music and songs from George Bruns, Roger Miller, Floyd Huddleston and Johnny Mercer. The Hollywood Reporter's original review is below:  Two-thirds of Robin Hood, the new Disney animated feature produced and directed by Wolfgang Reitherman, is charming, amusing and imaginative. The […]

‘The Way We Were’: THR’s 1973 Review

On Oct. 16, 1973, Sydney Pollack’s romantic drama The Way We Were held its premiere in New York at Loew’s State 1 theater. The Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford film went on to be nominated for six Oscars at the 46th Academy Awards, winning two for original dramatic score and the title song. The Hollywood […]

‘Bang the Drum Slowly’: THR’s 1973 Review

On Aug. 26, 1973, Paramount unveiled baseball drama Bang the Drum Slowly at its world premiere in New York. The film went on to nab an Oscar nomination in the supporting actor category for Vincent Gardenia at the 46th Academy Awards ceremony. The Hollywood Reporter’s original review is below. The film version of Mark Harris’ novel […]

‘Enter the Dragon’: THR’s 1973 Review

On August 19, 1973, Warner Bros. unveiled Enter the Dragon, the 98-minute, R-rated actioner starring Bruce Lee, in theaters. The Hollywood Reporter's original review is below:  Bruce Lee's last movie is the only one that gives him the star treatment he deserved. His charismatic presence is remarkable in Enter the Dragon, and it's a shame […]

‘The MacKintosh Man’: THR’s 1973 Review

On July 25, 1973, Warner Bros.’ Paul Newman thriller The Mackintosh Man opened in New York at Loews theaters. The Hollywood Reporter’s original review is below:  The Mackintosh Man, produced by John Foreman and directed by John Huston, is a good genre film in the ice cold vein of The Maltese Falcon. It isn’t nearly […]

‘Soylent Green’: THR’s 1973 Review

On April 18, 1973, MGM unveiled Richard Fleischer’s dystopian, 98-minute sci-fi drama Soylent Green in Los Angeles at Red Carpet theatres. The Hollywood Reporter’s original review of the Charlton Heston starrer is below. Soylent Green, produced by Walter Seltzer and Russell Thatcher and directed by Richard Fleischer from a screenplay by Stanley R. Greenberg, conjures up […]

‘The Long Goodbye’: THR’s 1973 Review

On March 7, 1973, Robert Altman unveiled his two-hour, R-rated noir adaptation of The Long Goodbye in theaters. The Hollywood Reporter’s original review of the United Artists film is below. Robert Altman’s film of Raymond Chandler’s novel The Long Goodbye, produced by Jerry Bick from a screenplay by Leigh Brackett, is as witty as any movie ever […]

‘American Graffiti’: THR’s 1973 Review

On August 1, 1973, George Lucas brought his nostalgic film American Graffiti to the big screen at the Avco Cinema Center in Los Angeles. The Hollywood Reporter’s original review is below:  Good movies about being young in America, like East of Eden, Bonnie and Clyde and Easy Rider, sometimes receive such gigantic commercial and critical […]