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      The Ritz

      R Released Aug 12, 1976 1h 31m Comedy LGBTQ+ List
      67% Tomatometer 12 Reviews 79% Audience Score 500+ Ratings A tubby Ohio garbageman (Jack Weston) flees from his hit-man brother-in-law (Jerry Stiller) to a gay Turkish bath in Manhattan. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times The Ritz never quite succeeds. Its ambition is clearly to be a screwball comedy in the tradition of the 1930s classics and such recent attempts as What's Up, Doc? and Silent Movie. But it lacks the manic pacing, and the material grows thin Rated: 2.5/4 Oct 23, 2004 Full Review Rene Jordan El Nuevo Herald (Miami) Rita Moreno traipses over the defiled..,.This, ladies and gentlemen, is an artistic event, that is not often seen in theaters, or on stage: this is creation. [Full review in Spanish] Aug 14, 2023 Full Review Tom Steele Gay Community News (Boston) The Ritz is a film which explores the farcial possibilities of collisions between gays and straights. To enjoy it, you must not expect anything more -- or less -- than good farce. May 10, 2022 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Funny in spots but disappointing as a whole. Rated: B- Jan 6, 2021 Full Review Ruth Batchelor Los Angeles Free Press The Ritz ia hilariously funny comedy. Brilliantly written, directed and acted. Oct 29, 2019 Full Review Fernando Trueba El Pais (Spain) Despite its flaws, Richard Lester's mise-en-scène is impeccable and his way of directing actors is traditional and effective. [Full Review in Spanish] Jul 31, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Alec B The movie does have some good moments (Moreno's song scenes) and performances (F. Murray Abraham is on another level here). I think the problem is the screenplay which is structured well but just isn't written with the kind of comedic dialogue needed to empower the manic energy. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/21/24 Full Review StephenPaul C LOL, the funniest 01 hour: and 31 minutes ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/05/23 Full Review Audience Member The movie does have some good moments (Moreno's song scenes) and performances (F. Murray Abraham is on another level here). I think the problem is the screenplay which is structured well but just isn't written with the kind of comedic dialogue needed to empower the manic energy. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member If you like Richard Lester movies, you can appreciate "The Ritz." That's about it If you rate it objectively on cast and script, you may find it average or slightly above average. If the thematic material annoys you because it lacks "woke" status, then you live in the other universe. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review steve d None of it is the least bit entertaining. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Horrid. terrible. waste of 2hrs Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A tubby Ohio garbageman (Jack Weston) flees from his hit-man brother-in-law (Jerry Stiller) to a gay Turkish bath in Manhattan.
      Director
      Richard Lester
      Distributor
      Warner Bros.
      Production Co
      Warner Bros.
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Comedy, LGBTQ+
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 12, 1976, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 21, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 31m
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