Easy Virtue Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
November 12, 2012

Based on Noel Coward's play, this Hitchcock critique of the the upper class, centers on a disreputable woman, a heroine type that he would return to in later films, such as Notorious and Marnie.

Full Review | Original Score: B-
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 17, 2010

Sticks in the ribs like over baked mush.

Full Review | Original Score: C+
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
December 15, 2009

An overlooked film despite the abundance of invention

Sean O'Connell
Charlotte Weekly
June 19, 2009

The main reason to stop on PBS when the network airs "Easy Virtue" a few months from now is to witness Biel's complete departure.

| Original Score: 2.5/4
Anna Smith
Time Out
Top Critic
September 9, 2008

The first half of the film, an addition detailing events only described in the play, is pure Hitchcock, its combination of conciseness and idiosyncrasy demonstrating his mastery of silent narration.

Douglas Pratt
DVDLaser
September 9, 2008

The film's conclusion is rushed, but the movie still has much to admire as a catty drama about scandal and scorn.


TV Guide's Movie Guide
September 9, 2008

Coward's strength was sparkling dialogue, which makes his work a poor fit for the silent cinema.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television
August 22, 2006

Creative silent film, with many links to later Hitchcock.


Film4
May 24, 2003

The problem is, of course, that the movie was silent and Coward's dialogue -- even in a minor play -- is indispensable.

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