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The Seven Year Itch Reviews

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Delmore Schwartz
The New Republic
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Despite the script's cleverness, the presence of Tom Ewell, who is a first rate comedian and Oscar Homolka, who has long been a first rate actor, the entire film continually misses fire and fizzles out, like defective fireworks.

Full Review Source: The New Republic

January 23, 2013
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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Although it was directed by Billy Wilder, this 1955 CinemaScope classic sometimes seems presided over by Frank Tashlin, with its satire of 50s puritanism and its use of wimpy Tom Ewell.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

August 15, 2007
Derek Adams
Time Out
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Monroe flaunts her attributes too blatantly, and seems less human because of it, while George Axelrod's play, fresh and risqué in the '50s, now appears a little obvious and over-plotted.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Ruined by too much interference from insiders and outsiders.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C+

March 15, 2007
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 4/5

December 30, 2002
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

| Original Score: 4/5

August 13, 2002
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

| Original Score: 5/5

April 6, 2008
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

One of Marilyn Monroe's indispensable films.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

June 13, 2008
Variety Staff
Variety
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What counts is that laughs come thick and fast, that the general entertainment is light and gay.

Full Review Source: Variety

August 15, 2007
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

| Original Score: 5/5

October 16, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

| Original Score: 4/5

February 13, 2004
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 4/5

November 7, 2003
Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
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So arresting is Monroe's presence that when she's not on-screen, we wait impatiently, wondering, Where have you gone, Mrs. DiMaggio?

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 19, 2005
Diana Saenger
About.com

Marilyn Monroe is a temptress in this delightful comedy.

Full Review Source: About.com | Original Score: 4.5/5

June 29, 2006
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies

I find this movie to be a definitive Marilyn Monroe movie that happened to also have a pretty witty script.

Full Review Source: Window to the Movies | Original Score: 8/10

July 12, 2002
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

| Original Score: 4/5

October 3, 2004
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

The Seven Year Itch is certainly a key film for the classic Monroe image...

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

July 25, 2001
Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm

Monroe takes over the movie the minute she appears onscreen, wearing impossible outfits and telling the most ridiculous stories with the lightest touch.

Full Review Source: LarsenOnFilm | Original Score: 3/4

March 30, 2014
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

| Original Score: 5/5

March 30, 2005
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Solid adaptation of the play, but far from Wilder's best.

| Original Score: 4/5

November 20, 2003
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