The Awful Truth Reviews

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April 12, 2018
This is Grant's first truly remarkable performance, morphing a romantic leading man into a suave, impish clown.
May 27, 2008
Leo McCarey's largely improvised 1937 film is one of the funniest of the screwball comedies, and also one of the most serious at heart.
June 24, 2006
Zappy, sophisticated screwball comedy with Grant and Dunne displaying perfect timing.
May 21, 2003
To be frank, The Awful Truth is awfully unimportant, but it is also one of the more laughable screen comedies of 1937, a fairly good vintage year.
November 27, 2018
They are so captivating that without realizing it we willingly put ourselves in the position of a dog choosing between masters.
April 25, 2018
This legendary screwball comedy boasts a succinct emotional suggestiveness that's sorely lacking in modern Hollywood productions, and Criterion honors it with a customarily gorgeous transfer.
April 23, 2018
Historically, The Awful Truth is probably most significant as the film that secured Grant's star, forcing him to adopt his famously relaxed persona through McCarey's improvisational approach to filming.
May 27, 2008
A joy.
April 10, 2007
...has earned its reputation as one of the most effective screwball comedies from the 1930s.
November 9, 2006
One of the best screwball comedies (of remarriage) ever made, based on the astute mise-en-scene of director Leo McCarey (who won an Oscar) and superb turns from Cary Grant and Irene Dunne as the sparrying partners.
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