An under-appreciated treasure of a film!!!
I recently saw many of Coppola's films at the American Film Institute Silver Theater here in Maryland. They had a Coppola festival.
I have always loved TUCKER and considered it to be a small masterpiece from Coppola.
That still rings true! This film is perfect from start to finish. It is one of Coppola's best looking films and it holds a wonderful performance from Bridges. He was amazing in this role. He has always been underrated as an actor and I feel that this is a role he should have won an Oscar for. He is brilliant. The story is top notch, the direction is Coppola's best since RUMBLE FISH, the look and feel are spot -on, the score by Joe Jackson is great, the scene with Dean Stockwell as Howard Hughes is amazing, and the whole movie is just 2 hours of great fun.
One of the unsung great films of our time.
**** out of ****