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5.0 out of 5 stars Magical
Being French, brought up with the verses from Cyrano de Bergerac, I wouldn't have expected to love this movie, but I did. It's clever, light-hearted, and amazingly warm -- it pokes fun at everything and makes fun of no-one, neither the handsome goof not the plump kid marooned on the roof. The pace is great -- wait for the firemen's sequence! -- and there are dozens of...
Published on 13 Mar 2001 by Anne-Elisabeth Moutet

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3.0 out of 5 stars never follow romantic conventions
Steve Martin (The man with two brains) stars as fire chief Charlie Bales, a man with a big nose. This unusual feature makes him believe he will be able to be with a girl he has just met, the beautiful Roxanne.

Martin gives a good performance as the insecure but happy fire chief. His best moment is the famous bar scene where he is challenged to think of 20...
Published on 16 May 2008 by Stampy


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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magical, 13 Mar 2001
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Anne-Elisabeth Moutet (Paris, France) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Roxanne [DVD] [1987] (DVD)
Being French, brought up with the verses from Cyrano de Bergerac, I wouldn't have expected to love this movie, but I did. It's clever, light-hearted, and amazingly warm -- it pokes fun at everything and makes fun of no-one, neither the handsome goof not the plump kid marooned on the roof. The pace is great -- wait for the firemen's sequence! -- and there are dozens of little touches that make you chuckle even at the tenth viewing. It's a great idea to make Roxanne an astronomer; it gives Daryl Hannah a touch of magical otherworldliness that's just right. And of course Steve Martin is splendid. A success from start to finish.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Quite possibly Steve Martin's finest hour, 15 April 2001
This review is from: Roxanne [VHS] [1987] (VHS Tape)
I loved this film when it first came out and I still can't get over how good it is. Steve Martin's updating of Cyrano de Bergerac is one of the most touching, hilarious and satisfying movies around - as well as being a terrific feel-good flick. While there have been many fine romantic comedies made, this must rate as one of the best ever, if not THE best. Don't just take my word for it - see it for yourself! You won't be disappointed, I promise.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Steve Martin doing what he is best at - being Steve Martin +, 7 Dec 2011
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RR Waller "ISeneca" (United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Roxanne [DVD] [1987] (DVD)
This is the Steve Martin I came to appreciate in his early films - creative, funny, inspired and original. Gérard Depardieu's version came out in 1990 and, truer to the original concept, I loved it. Martin's 1987 version broke new ground, up-dated and transformed it into something quite new while retaining all the important elements.

Being Steve Martin is something he does better than anyone else and, when he is not trying to be Peter Sellers (Inspector Clouseau x 2) or Phil Silvers (Sgt Bilko), he is excellent. Without the straitjacket of another performer and performance to cloud his mind, he is fresh, vital and natural.

A very enjoyable, funny film.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sensitively done adaption of the original..., 14 Feb 2014
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AndyL (Cambridgeshire/ Hertfordshire) - See all my reviews
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I don't normally get Steve Martin's sense of humour (I guess he's a bit obvious for me) but this film is done very close to the original French Film (See that too) and is not too whacky. Its a well done romantic comedy
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5.0 out of 5 stars must be one of the best comedy's of all time, 3 Feb 2014
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It included everything it was funny and entertaining. Steve martin was hilarious as was daril hanagh. It had a compelling story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Roxanne, 26 Mar 2012
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This review is from: Roxanne [DVD] [1987] (DVD)
This is a entertaining movie to relax with - good performances and an amusing, well written script. A clssic rom-com.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic film from my childhood, 10 Feb 2012
This review is from: Roxanne [DVD] [1987] (DVD)
This is a great film that I remember fondly from my youth. My sister and I still try and remember the 20 nose jokes!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Steve Martin at his best?, 12 July 2011
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This review is from: Roxanne [DVD] [1987] (DVD)
I enjoyed this film on TV so much I got the DVD to watch it again... and again. He plays one of those characters that most people can identify with some aspect of his predicament in some way or other, especially during your younger years. Don't you just wish you could have handled it the way he did.

Funny, charming and endearing comedy, just right for winding down on a dark, damp winters Sunday afternoon.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 11 July 2014
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This review is from: Roxanne [DVD] [1987] (DVD)
Sweet film.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic. He is just so good in whatever character ..., 10 July 2014
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Fantastic. He is just so good in whatever character he plays, the film is Great over & over again.
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