Bugsy Malone

Bugsy Malone

Bugsy Malone

1920s New York, the Prohibition era and the exploits of Al Capone form the backdrop of this family musical, a gangster film cast only with child actors (with singing voices provided by adults). Stars a young Scott Baio as career criminal Malone and Jodie Foster (at 13, and already a screen veteran) as a sultry nightclub singer. Nominated for the Palme d'Or, Bugsy Malone is the feature debut of director Alan Parker who would go on to direct Evita, Pink Floyd The Wall and Fame.

Best Supporting Actress (Foster), Soundtrack, Screenplay, Art Direction at the 1977 BAFTA Awards.
1976Rating: G93 minsUK
ComedyKids & Family
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

A brave, funny and winning pic which is nearly – but regrettably not quite – a triumph.

Time Out

Time Out

press

Dated badly... It’s difficult to pinpoint the film’s raison d’être, other than to sate the ambitions of a bunch of preening stage-school prima donnas.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A real curiosity, though perfectly watchable.

3.0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

An original, a charming one, and it has yet another special performance by Jodie Foster.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

The songs and set pieces are still fresh and infectious and most of the child cast are mesmerisingly good. I defy anyone not to be caught up in the charm and nostalgia.

4.0
BBC

BBC

press

Ridiculous? Of course, that's why we love it.

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

A brave, funny and winning pic which is nearly – but regrettably not quite – a triumph.

Time Out

Time Out

press

Dated badly... It’s difficult to pinpoint the film’s raison d’être, other than to sate the ambitions of a bunch of preening stage-school prima donnas.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A real curiosity, though perfectly watchable.

3.0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

An original, a charming one, and it has yet another special performance by Jodie Foster.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

The songs and set pieces are still fresh and infectious and most of the child cast are mesmerisingly good. I defy anyone not to be caught up in the charm and nostalgia.

4.0
BBC

BBC

press

Ridiculous? Of course, that's why we love it.

4.0

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