All About Eve Reviews

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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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TIME Magazine
February 18, 2009
It crackles with smart, smarting dialogue.
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Abel Green
Variety
January 30, 2008
The Zanuck production investiture is plush in every department.
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
August 16, 2007
[Features] more quotable dialogue in one movie than most screenwriters manage in a lifetime.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
December 12, 2006
The hoped-for tone of Restoration comedy never quite materializes, perhaps because Mankiewicz's cynicism is only skin-deep, but the film's tinny brilliance still pleases.
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Douglas Pratt
Hollywood Reporter
June 14, 2003
Mankiewicz's flair for dialog is so perfected that all three actresses shoot fireworks whenever they open their mouths.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 20, 2003
A fine Darryl Zanuck production, excellent music and an air of ultra-class complete this superior satire. The legitimate theatre had better look to its laurels.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
February 20, 2003
A motion picture that, because of its priceless dialogue and unforgettable lead performance, will never lose its luster.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
June 19, 2002
Is there anyone alive who hasn't seen All About Eve -- anyone who doesn't love movies, that is?
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
May 3, 2002
Mankiewicz's 1950 gem is a wickedly cynical cocktail of laughter and deceit in which everyone has an angle to play.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
[Bette Davis'] veteran actress Margo Channing in "All About Eve" (1950) was her greatest role.