Gone With the Wind Reviews

Stanley Kauffmann
The Atlantic
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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.

Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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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.

John C. Flinn Sr.
Variety
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February 19, 2008

One of the truly great films, destined for record-breaking boxoffice business everywhere.

Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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December 12, 2006

A critic-proof movie if there ever was one: it isn't all that good, but somehow it's great.

Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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June 24, 2006

What more can one say about this much-loved, much discussed blockbuster?

Douglas Pratt
Hollywood Reporter
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December 7, 2004

The film that perhaps defines Hollywood.

Frank S. Nugent
New York Times
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May 20, 2003

'It' has arrived at last, and we cannot get over the shock of not being disappointed; we had almost been looking forward to that.

Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Tom Keogh
Film.com
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January 1, 2000

Everything old is new again with this re-release of Gone With the Wind, and it reminds us that the Golden Age of Hollywood was a beautiful time.

Sean Means
Film.com
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January 1, 2000

They just don't make 'em like that anymore.

Richard Schickel
The Atlantic
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January 1, 2000

On the whole, I thought the picture was OK.

Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
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January 1, 2000

The first new Technicolor print in 37 years, digital sound and moments of digitally cleaned-up footage scattered throughout its three hours and 42 minutes all make for a gorgeous sight-and-sound experience.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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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
Andrew Sarris
The Atlantic
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January 1, 2000

Let us say simply that there is something in most of us that will always treasure Selznick's flair for old-fashioned, full-bodied narrative even as we pay lip service to the most anemic forms of cerebration in the modern cinema.

Arthur Schlesinger
The Atlantic
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January 1, 2000

It is a bore.

Judith Crist
The Atlantic
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January 1, 2000

Undoubtedly still the best and most durable piece of popular entertainment to have come off the Hollywood assembly lines.

James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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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
John Hartl
Film.com
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January 1, 2000

But once the story kicks in and Leigh and Gable slip into their characters, it's difficult not to be caught up in what is still one of the most vivid depictions of civil war (and its destructive aftermath) ever committed to film.

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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January 1, 2000

To see Gone With the Wind on a big screen again is to weep for the fearlessness with which Hollywood once believed the sublime was possible.

Full Review | Original Score: A