The Seven Year Itch Reviews

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Top Critic
Delmore Schwartz
The New Republic
January 23, 2013
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.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
August 15, 2007
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.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 15, 2007
Ruined by too much interference from insiders and outsiders.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Andrea Beach
Common Sense Media
July 26, 2014
Marilyn Monroe comedy is cute but won't interest most kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
December 30, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 13, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
April 6, 2008
| Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 13, 2008
One of Marilyn Monroe's indispensable films.
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Variety Staff
August 15, 2007
What counts is that laughs come thick and fast, that the general entertainment is light and gay.
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
October 16, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
February 13, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
November 7, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
July 19, 2005
So arresting is Monroe's presence that when she's not on-screen, we wait impatiently, wondering, Where have you gone, Mrs. DiMaggio?
Diana Saenger
June 29, 2006
Marilyn Monroe is a temptress in this delightful comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
July 12, 2002
I find this movie to be a definitive Marilyn Monroe movie that happened to also have a pretty witty script.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
October 3, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
July 25, 2001
The Seven Year Itch is certainly a key film for the classic Monroe image...
Josh Larsen
March 30, 2014
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
March 30, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
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