They All Laughed

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

The temptation to respond 'No, they didn't' is overwhelming, and unfortunately it's also accurate. Bogdanovich's romantic comedy (involving three operatives from a detective agency and the women they have been assigned to watch) crucially lacks wit, and gauche clumsiness proves no substitute. Ritter's totally graceless performance punctures more laughs than it raises, and Gazzara is still in his expressionless period. There are occasional glimmers of what might have been in the fresh performances of the actresses. But it plods where it should sparkle, like a celebration where the champagne's gone flat.

By: SM


Release details

121 mins

Cast and crew

Peter Bogdanovich
Peter Bogdanovich
Ben Gazzara
Audrey Hepburn
John Ritter
Colleen Camp
Patti Hansen
Dorothy Stratten
Blaine Novak
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