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      Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

      G Released Dec 18, 1968 2h 25m Kids & Family Musical Fantasy Adventure List
      70% Tomatometer 30 Reviews 71% Audience Score 250,000+ Ratings While truant from school, young siblings Jeremy and Jemima meet the beautiful Truly Scrumptious (Sally Ann Howes), who falls for their widowed father, Caractacus Potts (Dick Van Dyke), and his various oddball inventions, including the family's noisy rebuilt car, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. One day at the beach, Caractacus tells Truly and the children a fanciful fable about the villainous Baron Bomburst (Gert Frobe) and his evil designs on the Potts family car. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered May 28 Buy Now

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      Tom Milne Time Out Ken Adam's sets are inventive, but the special effects are shoddy, the songs instantly forgettable, and the leisurely length an exquisite torture. Jun 24, 2006 Full Review Renata Adler New York Times A fast, dense, friendly children's musical, with something of the joys of singing together on a team bus on the way to a game. May 9, 2005 Full Review Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times Chitty Chitty Bang Bang contains about the best two-hour children's movie you could hope for, with a marvelous magical auto and lots of adventure and a nutty old grandpa and a mean Baron and some funny dances and a couple of [scary] moments. Rated: 3/4 Oct 23, 2004 Full Review Eddie Harrison film-authority.com …casting Van Dyke helps diffuse the Britishness of the whole enterprise, but Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is an ideal vehicle for him, and for everyone keen to connect with their own innocent youth… Rated: 3/5 Jul 5, 2023 Full Review Judy Ludlum Pittsburgh Post-Gazette This is a good one to take the kiddies to before the holidays end. Mom and Pop will find it tolerable and that's all. Mar 3, 2022 Full Review Penelope Houston The Spectator Ken Hughes directs in the resolutely bright over- exclamatory tones of someone working hard to make the party go. Jul 5, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Michael W This classic musical was great. Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Heather Ripley, Adrian Hall, Lionel Jeffries, Benny Hill, Gert Frobe, and the rest of the cast did a great job in this movie. The story of the movie was entertaining and adventurous. It's about going on an adventure with your family and finding love in the process. If you haven't seen this movie yet, check it out sometime. It's a great movie for an entire family. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 04/27/24 Full Review Chris W One of my all-time favorite childhood films. Great cast led by Dick Van Dyke, catchy songs from the legendary Sherman brothers, and one of the most wonderful cars ever created for a movie. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/18/24 Full Review Mike P Strange but beguiling epic Ian Fleming fairy tale, about a flying car, throws in everything but the kitchen sink... A little over-long and clumsily put together...This crazy yarn about European inventor Caractus Potts, and his British children Jeremy and Jemima, and the local English primadonna Truly Scrumptious they all fall in love with; as they fly around in a magic car; that takes them to magic lands like Vulgaria where kids are illegal...and so on...and so on...So it's a very crazy, overstuffed plot; and a couple of the musical numbers are weak; and there's also a bit of un-eveness in this grand epic Shaggy Dog story...And yet...It's just full of fanciful and amazing moments; (the Child Catcher anyone? Or Truly as a Music Box Doll?); and the famous and iconic theme song by the reliable Sherman Brothers rocks... It's too bad Julie Andrews turned down the Truly Scrumptious role: But then again...Who gives a Chitty Chitty Bang Bang? I mean... Sally Ann Howes is just fine as her replacement...And Dick Van Dyke is amazing as always... Playing another one of his clumsy fairy tale prince characters...And coming hot on the heels of his legendary 5 year run as Rob Petrie. He's just amazing here...And HE really makes the movie...With all his energy and charm...And magical qualities...Just like Julie Andrews really made The Sound of Music...So...Overall: recommended 👍 🚗 Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/15/24 Full Review Jacalyn S An amazing classic some may consider cheesy, but in it's time absolutely extraordinary and inventive. Even still today, a timeless musical with witty quips and built in nostalgia. Great for kid and a family gathering building core values and the importance of being grateful for what life has given you. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/25/23 Full Review Mohsin K A film for all ages- they don't make movies like this an all round performance . Rated 4 out of 5 stars 12/19/23 Full Review Barbara D I absolutely love this movie. Sally Ann Howe was fantastic in her part as Truly Scrumptious. Just a delightfully fun movie to watch for the whole family. The whole cast was great. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis While truant from school, young siblings Jeremy and Jemima meet the beautiful Truly Scrumptious (Sally Ann Howes), who falls for their widowed father, Caractacus Potts (Dick Van Dyke), and his various oddball inventions, including the family's noisy rebuilt car, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. One day at the beach, Caractacus tells Truly and the children a fanciful fable about the villainous Baron Bomburst (Gert Frobe) and his evil designs on the Potts family car.
      Director
      Ken Hughes
      Screenwriter
      Roald Dahl, Ken Hughes
      Distributor
      United Artists, Time-Life Video, Fox, MGM Home Entertainment, CBS/Fox
      Production Co
      Dramatic Films, Warfield
      Rating
      G
      Genre
      Kids & Family, Musical, Fantasy, Adventure
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 18, 1968, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 12, 2017
      Runtime
      2h 25m
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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