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Written on the Wind Reviews

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Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

A continuous aria of need, despair, self-loathing. It says 'Money can't buy you happiness' in 72-point all-caps Futura Bold.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 5/5

July 7, 2010
Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt

It has far more strengths than weaknesses, but I can't put it close to his twin masterpieces All That Heaven Allows and Imitation of Life.

Full Review Source: Film and Felt | Original Score: 67/100

May 5, 2010
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A spellbinding twisty story teeming with sexual frustration and whatnot.

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

January 20, 2007
Steve Crum
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

Big screen sudser with Hudson and Bacall leading the tears.

| Original Score: 3/5

December 23, 2006
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Works like gangbusters, with its irresistibly corny opening theme song, larger-than-life performances, sweeping hyper-romance, perfectly-timed bombshells of plot twists.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com

September 17, 2005
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

On the surface, it's a sopa opera, a small-town melodrama about a troubled and powerful Texan clan, but it's Douglas Sirk's thematic critique, ironic approach and visual style that makes this Oscar-winning film stand out from the rest of the bunch

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: A-

July 4, 2005
Tim Dirks
Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films

Written on the Wind (1956) is generally regarded as the best of director Douglas Sirk's 1950s lush, vibrantly colorful...

Full Review Source: Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films

April 23, 2002
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

a twisted masterpiece of self-parody

| Original Score: 3.5/4

July 25, 2001
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

[Sirk's] masterpiece, the grand-daddy of them all.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 4/4

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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In countless ways visible and invisible, Sirk's sly subversion skewed American popular culture, and helped launch a new age of irony.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

January 1, 2000
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

| Original Score: 4/5

February 25, 2007
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

| Original Score: 4/5

June 16, 2006
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

| Original Score: 2/5

October 27, 2005
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

| Original Score: 1/5

February 11, 2005
Andy Klein
New Times

| Original Score: 5/5

June 5, 2004
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

| Original Score: 4/5

March 12, 2004
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

September 24, 2003

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 4.5/5

July 30, 2003
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

| Original Score: 3/5

July 25, 2003
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

| Original Score: 2/5

August 30, 2002
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