• Unrated, 1 hr. 50 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:    Otto Preminger
  • In Theaters:    May 8, 1957 Wide
  • On DVD:   
  • Warner Bros.

Saint Joan Reviews

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
April 1, 2010

A work about Seberg -- a document on a restless, rebellious performer who, like her character, found herself trapped in a role


TV Guide's Movie Guide
October 23, 2007

The fervor of the child-soldier is lost on the screen; she appears to be sweet and naive, not the calculating personality Shaw intended and wrote of in the play's prolog.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
A.H. Weiler
New York Times
Top Critic
March 25, 2006

Mr. Preminger, his scenarist and his cast, who obviously were serious in tackling an important drama, have only fashioned a series of dissertations on an important theme.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Time Out
Top Critic
February 9, 2006

Even hardcore Preminger fans number this stage adaptation among his lesser works.


Film4
May 24, 2003

The then unknown Seberg in the central role is surrounded by an eminent cast, many of whom act as badly as she but seem above criticism.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

One of Otto Preminger's most underrated features.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000

Hollywood adaptations of plays rarely come off much worse than this B&W one did.

Full Review | Original Score: D
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 5, 2005

| Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 7, 2005

| Original Score: 3/5

Variety
Top Critic
July 9, 2008

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