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Fedora Reviews

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November 10, 2014
There's a lot of awkwardness to Fedora, from a sluggish pace to an awful bit of last-minute overdubbing that mars two performances, but there's a lot of fascination in it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 5, 2014
This one seethes with authentic nostalgia; Wilder's attempt not merely to eulogize earlier styles but to revive them feels somewhat embalmed.
September 3, 2014
This wearying nostalgia for golden-age moviemaking aside, Fedora exposes, through a major plot twist I won't give away, the off-screen pathologies that constitute the nightmares of the dream factory.
September 2, 2014
Wilder may have been a genius, but not everything a genius does is a work of genius. Fedora is a curiosity, not a lost masterpiece.
September 2, 2014
The offhand jabs at the dissolution of orthodox craftsmanship in 1970s cinema are overwhelmed by a deeper core of autocritique played out in the film's downward trajectory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 6, 2010
Gallant Hollywood-Babylon concerto
August 14, 2007
Defiantly and proudly old-fashioned both in style and content, weaving an (intentionally) campy melodrama about the mysterious suicide of a faded movie queen into a spellbinding meditation on cinema and the price of manufactured illusions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 14, 2007
The deliberate and sometimes dismaying anachronisms are signs of a deep, unshakable commitment to a personal aesthetic -- a commitment that is sometimes more moving than anything in the film itself.
March 17, 2007
Brilliant homage to a bygone age of glamor.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
A shamefully underrated film, Fedora is Wilder's testament and one of the most sublime achievements of the '70s.
October 23, 2004
Trust Wilder to know what he's doing, even during the deliberate clichés. See it like that, and I bet you'll like it. See it with a straight face, and you'll think it's boring and obvious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 24, 2003
Probably Wilder's most interesting work, if not necessarily his best.
January 1, 2000
Fedora is old-fashioned with a vengeance, a proud, passionate remembrance of the way movies used to be, and a bitter smile at what they have become.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 17, 2005
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October 3, 2003
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