All About Eve Reviews

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.
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'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 25, 2014
Joseph Mankiewicz was Hollywood's midcentury master of comic drama, and All About Eve, from 1950, was one of his signal achievements.
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 18, 2009
It crackles with smart, smarting dialogue.
January 30, 2008
The Zanuck production investiture is plush in every department.
November 30, 2007
Here is a real Christmas treat: a restored version of Joseph L Mankiewicz's jet-black 1950 comedy about Margo Channing, elegant leading lady of the theatre, superbly played by Bette Davis.
November 30, 2007
A total joy.
November 29, 2007
For old-school Hollywood movie-making at its most polished, literate and sophisticated there is really nothing to match it.
August 16, 2007
[Features] more quotable dialogue in one movie than most screenwriters manage in a lifetime.
December 12, 2006
The hoped-for tone of Restoration comedy never quite materializes, perhaps because Mankiewicz's cynicism is only skin-deep, but the film's tinny brilliance still pleases.
June 14, 2003
Mankiewicz's flair for dialog is so perfected that all three actresses shoot fireworks whenever they open their mouths.
May 20, 2003
A fine Darryl Zanuck production, excellent music and an air of ultra-class complete this superior satire. The legitimate theatre had better look to its laurels.
February 20, 2003
A motion picture that, because of its priceless dialogue and unforgettable lead performance, will never lose its luster.
June 19, 2002
Is there anyone alive who hasn't seen All About Eve -- anyone who doesn't love movies, that is?
May 3, 2002
Mankiewicz's 1950 gem is a wickedly cynical cocktail of laughter and deceit in which everyone has an angle to play.
January 1, 2000
[Bette Davis'] veteran actress Margo Channing in "All About Eve" (1950) was her greatest role.