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My Man Godfrey Reviews

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October 29, 2018
While My Man Godfrey is full of witty dialogue and classical direction, it's the film's social awareness that really stands out today.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 24, 2018
This scintillating comedy was the first film to be Oscar-nominated in all four acting categories.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
May 17, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
July 8, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
July 30, 2003
A silvery romp.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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