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All About Eve Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
March 1, 2015
One of the greatest films of post-WWII Hollywood.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
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Kate Cameron
New York Daily News
February 22, 2015
All About Eve is not only a brilliant and clever portrait of an actress, it is a downright funny film, from its opening scene to the final fadeout.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Witney Seibold
February 22, 2015
Joseph L. Mankiewicz' All About Eve is a rich, impeccably written, gunshot sharp black comedy about an aging actress, the go-getter who seeks to supplant her, and the heaping pile of carefully fostered artisanal bitchiness that they construct.
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Ben Walters
Time Out
February 22, 2015
Joseph L Mankiewicz's film dissects the narcissism and hypocrisy of the spotlight as sharply as [Billy Wilder's Sunset Blvd], but pays equal attention to the challenges of enacting womanhood.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Caroline Blinder
Electric Sheep
February 22, 2015
As if Bette Davis wasn't enough, the supporting cast is also fantastically emotive.
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Richard Brody
New Yorker
February 25, 2014
Joseph Mankiewicz was Hollywood's midcentury master of comic drama, and All About Eve, from 1950, was one of his signal achievements.
Tony Sloman
Radio Times
February 25, 2014
A classic movie, whose qualities remind us that there once was a Hollywood where such sophisticated treats could be made.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
November 5, 2013
All About Eve is deliciously fun to watch with characters playing versions of themselves (most noticeably Bette Davis) and being quite introspective for its day.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
February 24, 2013
Bette Davis is fabulous in this role.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Pete Croatto
February 24, 2013
Screenwriting students, you have your Bible. Movie lovers, you have a film that is impervious to the rigors of time, not to mention an inspiration for every prime-time soap opera.
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Robert Hatch
The New Republic
January 23, 2013
What makes the picture seem so good (what makes it eminently worth seeing) is the satirical touches in its detail and the performance of Bette Davis.
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
February 22, 2011
Mankiewicz's inside knowledge of show business and its particular personality types gives the film an authenticity and allows for its famously devastating acid wit. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Ross Ruediger
February 19, 2011
In our celebrity-obsessed culture, it's possible that All About Eve is more important than ever. Scratch that. How about it's more entertaining than ever?
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine
February 12, 2011
All About Eve looks into Broadway's artichoke heart to ring an early death knell for classic Hollywood.
Cole Smithey
September 20, 2010
Along with films such as Luis Bu˝uel's "Los Olvidados" and Billy Wilder's "Sunset Boulevard," Joseph Mankiewicz's "All About Eve" made 1950 one of the most seminal years in cinema history.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
September 9, 2010
Classic movie about an ambitious woman.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Sarah Boslaugh
July 27, 2009
Sanders...was ideally cast in this role: you can feel in Addison's every word the world-weariness of the actor who would eventually commit suicide at age 65...
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
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TIME Magazine
February 18, 2009
It crackles with smart, smarting dialogue.
Philip French
Observer [UK]
January 30, 2008
Joseph L Mankiewicz's wonderfully literate 1950 classic drama of the theatrical life, All About Eve, is back in the cinema, to be savoured for its language, performances, psychological insights and proof that all the world's a stage.
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Abel Green
January 30, 2008
The Zanuck production investiture is plush in every department.
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