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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.
It crackles with smart, smarting dialogue.
The Zanuck production investiture is plush in every department.
[Features] more quotable dialogue in one movie than most screenwriters manage in a lifetime.
| Original Score: 5/6
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.
Mankiewicz's flair for dialog is so perfected that all three actresses shoot fireworks whenever they open their mouths.
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.
| Original Score: 5/5
A motion picture that, because of its priceless dialogue and unforgettable lead performance, will never lose its luster.
| Original Score: 4/4
Is there anyone alive who hasn't seen All About Eve -- anyone who doesn't love movies, that is?
Mankiewicz's 1950 gem is a wickedly cynical cocktail of laughter and deceit in which everyone has an angle to play.
| Original Score: A
The presence of All About Eve, while a relief, is also a sad reminder of how in certain ways movies have regressed in the past 50 years.
[Bette Davis'] veteran actress Margo Channing in "All About Eve" (1950) was her greatest role.