Design for Living Reviews

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Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
February 25, 2003
A química entre o trio principal é ótima, mas o roteiro, livremente adaptado a partir de uma peça de Noel Coward, jamais aproveita o potencial de seus personagens.
| Original Score: 3/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 21, 2011
An elegant romantic farce that seems heavy-handed when it's meant to be lighthearted.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
The script galumphs when it should glide.
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 26, 2009
Welcome to bohemia!
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
February 3, 2012
The dialogue is sharp without seeming too impeccably perfect to be real human speech.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
March 15, 2012
It isn't [Lubitsch's] fleetest work, or most sustained, but it has moments of unbridled genius.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 7, 2012
Even when Lubitsch filmed a play by Noel Coward, he still made it his own. Design for Living doesn't feel like a celebrated play; it feels like a Lubitsch movie.
Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com
December 15, 2011
A daring movie that satirizes sexual mores and heaps irony upon irony. If Hollywood tried to remake this movie today, they would probably take the ménage à trois set-up and strip away all the depth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
July 27, 2011
For Lubitsch, the film would mark the end of his most creative period at Paramount (1929-1933) -- and a fine final bow it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
December 18, 2011
beneath the sublime surface of Lubitsch's best films beats a human heart full of recognizable desires, fears, flaws, and longings, which is precisely what sets his work apart from its sleazier, more mundane counterparts
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
February 26, 2003
Well, maybe it is a little lumpy for Lubitsch, but I think the film more than holds its own.
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
March 12, 2013
The "Lubitsch Touch," indeed: edged and between the ribs before you know it's being brandished.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Adam Markovitz
Entertainment Weekly
December 10, 2011
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Mordaunt Hall
New York Times
March 25, 2006

Boston Phoenix
February 26, 2003
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Variety
March 26, 2009
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