My Man Godfrey - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

My Man Godfrey Reviews

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March 29, 2015
Gregory La Cava's warm and giddy carousel, a raucous burlesque with a beautiful still center, a lighter and tarter savior fable than Capra's concurrent transmutations of the Gospels
June 10, 2013
Hasn't lost an ounce of its thematic resonance even after all these decades.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
April 18, 2012
There's a charm to both Powell and Lombard, making the film transcend generations. It's a cute movie that has fun with levels of wealth in society and sibling rivalry.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
April 24, 2009
My Man Godfrey emerges with that evasive quality that is not skillful playing, writing or direction, but something that mysteriously adds itself to these things, and makes a tip-top picture.
February 6, 2009
A brilliantly executed screwball, full of both madcap humour and bitter satire.
February 6, 2009
[A] screwball masterpiece.
February 6, 2009
God, but this film is beautiful.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 6, 2009
Gregory La Cava's improvisational style received its highest critical acclaim for this 1936 film, a marginally Marxist exercise in class confusion during the Depression.
October 18, 2008
William Powell and Carole Lombard are pleasantly teamed in this splendidly produced comedy.
September 24, 2007
Director Gregory La Cava was a master of the sustained comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 10, 2006
Its whimsical winning nature still comes through.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic
February 9, 2006
The film has lost some of its allure over the years, but it's still streets and streets ahead of the addled whimsy favoured by latter-day Hollywood.
June 12, 2005
One of the most enchanting and poignant screwball comedies of all time, La Cava's zany film reflects the zeitgeist of the Depression and is supremely acted by William Powell, Carol Lombard and the rest of the ensemble.
Full Review | Original Score: A
November 17, 2003
The ultimate Depression-era satire of the idle rich and tribute to the noble poor. This popular theme was never more devastatingly realized than in this opening sequence…
Full Review | Original Score: A
July 30, 2003
A silvery romp.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
May 20, 2003
There may be a sober moment or two in the picture; there may be a few lines of the script that do not pack a laugh. Somehow we cannot remember them.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 10, 2003
Hugely popular in its day, this is witty romantic comedy with barbed social commentary.
November 5, 2002
Scintillating screwball comedy. One of the best.
| Original Score: 5/5
November 6, 2001
A Great Depression film so blackly off its rocker it seems in many ways to be of our time more than its own.
August 28, 2001
A treasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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