All About Eve Reviews

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December 9, 2019
Writer-director Joseph L. Mankiewicz's enduring masterpiece -- and, incidentally, my all-time favorite film.
December 7, 2019
n a movie in which everyone is preoccupied with learning all about her character, she remains alluringly, dangerously unknowable.
October 9, 2019
...a wise, witty, lusty and adult comedydrama which has to do with intrigue and doubledealing in the world of the Broadway theatre.
February 19, 2019
All About Eve ranks among the smartest comedy-dramas in many, many years.
September 6, 2018
It is similar to a good many films that have gone before it, but Joseph L. Mankiewicz, who wrote and directed the picture, has been so ingenious in his treatment of the subject that he has come up with a thoroughly entertaining movie.
June 16, 2016
Bette Davis is most certainly at the top of her game playing the crowd favourite Margo Channing,...
March 1, 2015
One of the greatest films of post-WWII Hollywood.
February 22, 2015
All About Eve is not only a brilliant and clever portrait of an actress, it is a downright funny film, from its opening scene to the final fadeout.
February 22, 2015
Joseph L. Mankiewicz' All About Eve is a rich, impeccably written, gunshot sharp black comedy about an aging actress, the go-getter who seeks to supplant her, and the heaping pile of carefully fostered artisanal bitchiness that they construct.
February 22, 2015
Joseph L Mankiewicz's film dissects the narcissism and hypocrisy of the spotlight as sharply as [Billy Wilder's Sunset Blvd], but pays equal attention to the challenges of enacting womanhood.
February 22, 2015
As if Bette Davis wasn't enough, the supporting cast is also fantastically emotive.
February 25, 2014
Joseph Mankiewicz was Hollywood's midcentury master of comic drama, and All About Eve, from 1950, was one of his signal achievements.
February 25, 2014
A classic movie, whose qualities remind us that there once was a Hollywood where such sophisticated treats could be made.
November 5, 2013
All About Eve is deliciously fun to watch with characters playing versions of themselves (most noticeably Bette Davis) and being quite introspective for its day.
February 24, 2013
Bette Davis is fabulous in this role.
February 24, 2013
Screenwriting students, you have your Bible. Movie lovers, you have a film that is impervious to the rigors of time, not to mention an inspiration for every prime-time soap opera.
January 23, 2013
What makes the picture seem so good (what makes it eminently worth seeing) is the satirical touches in its detail and the performance of Bette Davis.
February 22, 2011
Mankiewicz's inside knowledge of show business and its particular personality types gives the film an authenticity and allows for its famously devastating acid wit. [Blu-ray]
February 19, 2011
In our celebrity-obsessed culture, it's possible that All About Eve is more important than ever. Scratch that. How about it's more entertaining than ever?
February 12, 2011
All About Eve looks into Broadway's artichoke heart to ring an early death knell for classic Hollywood.
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