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Awards & Reviews

Dick Richards is a decorated film director, producer, and advertising photographer whose career garnered prestigious awards and nominations. He has won major industry accolades, including the Cannes Lion for best worldwide commercial, multiple Clio Awards, and New York Art Directors Awards. Richards' transition to film brought further acclaim, with his film "Tootsie" (1982) earning a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture - Comedy and an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture. His contributions to cinema have been celebrated by critics and peers alike, solidifying his legacy in the industry.

New York Times
Miami Herald

"Tootsie" is full of good movie writing, and such are its pleasures that you wonder early on why all comedies can't be this good..."

- Bill Cosford

The New Yorker
New York Post

“Farewell, My Lovely" never steps wrong… One reason is that Dick Richards, the director, takes his material and character absolutely seriously. He is not uneasy with it, as Robert Altman was when he had Elliott Gould flirt with seriousness in The Long Goodbye. Richards doesn’t hedge his bet… Farewell, My Lovely” is a great entertainment and a celebration of Robert Mitchum’s absolute originality. It also announces the arrival of Richards as a promising new American director… Here is a totally assured piece of work.

- Roger Ebert

Chicago Sun-Times

Dick Richards, who also directed “Farewell, My Lovely,” has a good eye for eccentric faces and backgrounds: he comes up with a few memorable human tableaux [in “March or Die”], as when a bunch of legionnaires stand quietly in a sepia-toned glow, listening to a pianist play “Plaisir D’Amour.”

- Janet Maslin

The New York Times

Dick Richards proves he’s a blockbuster of a talent. I think [Farewell, My Lovely] was the kind of movie Bogart would have stood in line to see.

- Rex Reed

"Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins" sneaks up on you – you discover it, like a ‘sleeper.’ I found it a funny, velvety film, with the kind of tenderness that you can almost feel on your fingertips. The picture isn’t directed for straightforward excitement; it’s a sidewise vision. Dick Richards is a real southpaw.

- Pauline Kael

"Man, Woman and Child" is a sweetly dramatic picture… [with] fine performances, tautly directed.

- Staff


"Tootsie" restores the original meaning to the term “situation comedy.” 

- Vincent Canby

Richards has a feelings for momentary encounters: what might be throwaways for another director are his most acutely realizes moments.

- Pauline Kael

The New Yorker
Time Magazine

“The Culpepper Cattle Co." puts across… gruff insights about a way of life now long past.

- Jay Crocks

"Heat" is a picture of battered virtue that Raymond Chandler might well have admired.

Chicago Tribune
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