Gone With the Wind Reviews

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Richard Schickel
The Atlantic
January 1, 2000
On the whole, I thought the picture was OK.
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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
Joshua Tanzer
Offoffoff
April 29, 2003
| Original Score: 0/5
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Arthur Schlesinger
The Atlantic
January 1, 2000
It is a bore.
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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.
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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
Serena Davies
Daily Telegraph
April 27, 2005
This is a film that never fights shy of clichés. Rather, it collects them all up in one glorious heap so you can cherry-pick those that appeal.
Franz Hoellering
The Nation
January 18, 2013
The cast, in the main scenes as in the episodes, is excellent.
Witney Seibold
Nerdist
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.
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
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 24, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It is still a towering landmark of film, quite simply because it tells a good story, and tells it wonderfully well.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Even though the habits of movie- goers have changed over the years, it's easy to see why this film provoked such an outpouring of praise and adulation during its initial release, and why its stature has grown with the passage of decades.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
March 30, 2002
It could be -- and should be -- viewed from a dozen different perspectives, but it is, above all, a story about adapting to the most challenging circumstances possible.
| Original Score: 5/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
December 15, 1939
This movie is pure soap opera. But what a soap opera!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
August 16, 2002
Mind-boggling for the first time in a theater. Too bad that many, like me, see it first on TV.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Victoria Alexander
FilmsInReview.com
January 21, 2004
Never, never bores me. Glabe is fabulous!
| Original Score: 5/5
Bill Gibron
PopMatters
November 21, 2009
Gone with the Wind is still dated, but it's a dynamite kind of antiquity.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
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
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