Gone With the Wind - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Gone With the Wind Reviews

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
June 27, 2015
The film's subtle racism is insidious, going to great lengths to enshrine the myth that the Civil War wasn't fought over slavery - an institution the film unabashedly romanticizes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
June 11, 2015
There are infinite highs, beginning with Vivien Leigh's extraordinary performance as Scarlett O'Hara, one of the most fully developed characters ever depicted in American cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Kate Cameron
New York Daily News
February 22, 2015
There has never been a picture like David O. Selznick's production of Gone With the Wind.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Neil Smith
Total Film
February 22, 2015
Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh create their own sizzle as Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara in a lavish four-hour epic that juxtaposes scenes of jaw-dropping majesty with moments of elegant intimacy and playful verbal jousting.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Cath Clarke
Time Out
February 22, 2015
No one watches Gone with the Wind for historical accuracy. What keeps us coming back is four-hours of epic romance in gorgeous Technicolor.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Witney Seibold
February 22, 2015
I love Scarlett O'Hara. She's so full of life and energy, it's hard not to be swept up in her personality.
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
February 22, 2015
Too clumsy a thing to be taken seriously, with its romanticisation of slavery and its problematic approach to rape, Gone With The Wind is nevertheless a work of considerable power.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andrew Collins
Radio Times
February 25, 2014
Running to nearly four hours and boasting at least three directors, this epic American Civil War romantic drama is more of a symbol of the Hollywood studio system than a mere movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Stanley Kauffmann
The Atlantic
February 25, 2014
It's remarkable that after spending almost eight hours of my existence in front of this film, I can remember only two points vividly.
Mark Kermode
Observer [UK]
November 24, 2013
Boasts epic visuals (the civil war, Atlanta on fire etc) as sweeping as Max Steiner's score.
Sophie Monks Kaufman
Little White Lies
November 21, 2013
The performances of eternally glittering movie stars Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable ... exist in a league of their own, demanding rapt attention in scene after scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ian Freer
Empire Magazine
November 17, 2013
Ginormous in both scale and emotional wallop, MGM's epic is still a cinematic event to be savoured.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 24, 2013
Gone With the Wind endures and deepens with the passing of time because Scarlett and Rhett are as modern as its open ending.
Jonathan Crocker
Total Film
February 24, 2013
Brimming with colour and passion, it pulls its emotional kick from tremendous performances, not least from Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable as the love-hate lovers.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Franz Hoellering
The Nation
January 18, 2013
The cast, in the main scenes as in the episodes, is excellent.
Cole Smithey
August 11, 2012
[VIDEO ESSAY] ...a closer reading finds a cutting commentary on the South's hypocritical, opportunistic, and racist attitudes that continue to infect American culture.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt
July 9, 2011
The golden standard for classic Hollywood bombast, this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 68/100
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
June 27, 2011
If ever the phrase, "They don't make 'em like they used to" could fit a film, this is it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
January 7, 2010
The epic film that to this day stands as the benchmark against which all other epics are judged.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Bill Gibron
November 21, 2009
Gone with the Wind is still dated, but it's a dynamite kind of antiquity.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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