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Baby Doll Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 14, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
November 1, 2007
One of Elia Kazan's most underrated movies is his only pure comedy.
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Variety Staff
October 6, 2008
Wallach as the vengeful Vacarro plays it to the hilt. Malden is cast to perfection and turns in a socko performance.
March 24, 2007
| Original Score: 5/5
Christopher Null
April 25, 2006
an impressively steamy story for its day with some moments of true greatness
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
January 26, 2006
The grotesquely caricatured performances and the evocation of the baking, dusty, indolent homestead make for witty and compelling viewing.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
May 9, 2006
I love this stuff; it's remarkably silly, yet the actors play it so straight you'd think it was Hamlet.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 20, 2007
Wickedly funny salacious black comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Tim Dirks
Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
August 23, 2001
Baby Doll (1956) has been called notorious, salacious, revolting, dirty, steamy, lewd, suggestive, morally repellent and provocative.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
August 3, 2005
Mr. Kazan keeps the courtship bouncing between the emotional and the ludicrous.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
May 29, 2006
The movie hasn't aged a day in fifty years.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Emanuel Levy
January 4, 2007
Tennessee Williams adapted his play in this provocative black comedy, directed with intensity by Kazan, and starring Carroll Baker in her Oscar-nominate performance as the child-bride.
Full Review | Original Score: B+

August 3, 2005
Regarded as scandalous when it was first released, Baby Doll has lost its shock value but retains a strong, sweaty Deep South sensuality.

TV Guide
November 1, 2007
An explosive, provocative black comedy from Tennessee Williams and Elia Kazan.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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