Imitation of Life - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Imitation of Life Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Null
January 23, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 11, 2006
Though it doesn't fully explore the racial issues it raises as fully as it could have, for its time it was daring and courageous.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
November 7, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 24, 2003
Unashamedly a soap opera, but it's not only an excellent example of that too easily dismissed form -- it's a soap opera with an agenda.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
June 19, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
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Emanuel Levy
January 24, 2009
Made at the height of the Depression, John Stahl's Oscar-nominated melodrama prided itself for its liberal views, but even then the racial angle and Louise Beavers' acting were controversial.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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