Reviews

Feb 12, 2021
Like Jezebel, the relationship of the characters to the setting and the people who serve them... is complicated - in problematic ways but in challenging, subversive ways too.
Feb 9, 2021
This might be one of Bette Davis' least sympathetic parts, which is saying something.
Oct 31, 2019
Expert direction, splendid performances and an amazing score combine to make this somber picture one of the most satisfying film experiences of the year.
Oct 5, 2019
The greatest actress that the cinema has ever had the honor to service is typically terrific.
Sep 16, 2019
The Letter is a movie that provides that personal satisfaction that works of art produce in our soul. [Full review in Spanish]
Aug 21, 2019
Though fully within her repertoire, Bette Davis makes her character's lurid arc absolutely gripping.
Mar 14, 2009
Prime Bette Davis featuring a memorable shooting in the opening.
Jan 8, 2008
The second and best version of Maugham's noirish tale of adultery and murder is emarked by Wyler's nunaced mis-en-scene, Gaudio's lensing, and superlative acting of Bette Davis (surprisingly restrained), Herbert Marshall and especially James Stephenson.
Jun 13, 2005
even a bad Davis movie where she's hamming and mugging and even humiliating herself is more fun than practically no Bette at all.
Mar 13, 2005
Mar 10, 2005
Jan 14, 2005
If there is any doubt that Bette Davis is the star of this film, high above all others, it is vanquished by William Wyler's careful framing of her in every shot.
Dec 31, 2004
First-class cinema.
Aug 22, 2003
Jan 1, 2000
The Letter (1940) is a classic melodramatic film noir of murder and deceit, directed by William Wyler. The screenplay by Howard Koch