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
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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
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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
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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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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.
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February 19, 2008
One of the truly great films, destined for record-breaking boxoffice business everywhere.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
December 12, 2006
A critic-proof movie if there ever was one: it isn't all that good, but somehow it's great.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
What more can one say about this much-loved, much discussed blockbuster?
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Douglas Pratt
Hollywood Reporter
December 7, 2004
The film that perhaps defines Hollywood.
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Frank S. Nugent
New York Times
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.
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Tom Keogh
Film.com
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.
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Sean Means
Film.com
January 1, 2000
They just don't make 'em like that anymore.
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Richard Schickel
The Atlantic
January 1, 2000
On the whole, I thought the picture was OK.
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Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
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
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Andrew Sarris
The Atlantic
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.
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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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Arthur Schlesinger
The Atlantic
January 1, 2000
It is a bore.
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Judith Crist
The Atlantic
January 1, 2000
Undoubtedly still the best and most durable piece of popular entertainment to have come off the Hollywood assembly lines.
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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
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John Hartl
Film.com
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.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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