The Bad and the Beautiful Reviews

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December 9, 2019
Working from a poison-pen script by Charles Schnee, director Vincente Minnelli uncovers the darkness behind every deal and the provocation behind every production, playing into the narrative of Tinseltown as a place where souls are sold rather than saved.
March 4, 2019
...swoons for all things silver screen.
March 2, 2015
The master class in piquant flash tends to Hollywood's warts like sumptuous flowers
May 24, 2012
Charles Schnee's whip-smart script, packed with sharp one-liners and passionate dialogue is a pitch-perfect accompaniment to the noir-ish look of Robert Surtees's cinematography.
April 23, 2012
The Bad and the Beautiful took home a quintet of Oscars from 1953's ceremony and in its title alone we have possibly the greatest ever description of Hollywood.
April 22, 2012
A warts-and-all portrait of Hollywood at its zenith, a tale of how the bad created something beautiful.
April 20, 2012
Not quite Sunset Boulevard but almost.
April 19, 2012
Hollywood here looks diabolically seductive.
April 19, 2012
A gaudy soap opera that also manages to satirise gaudy soap operas. Hows about that?
April 17, 2012
Douglas gives a terrific study of male ego, all relaxed charm and going places.
April 10, 2012
Even without a knowledge of the background, this is sharp, cynical fun.
August 15, 2011
Three disjointed stories awkwardly connected by a frayed thread.
February 27, 2010
If it's not quite Sunset Blvd., Vincente Minnelli's The Bad and the Beautiful stands on its own as a scathing portrait of Hollywood's cutthroat ways and means.
February 5, 2010
Under Minnelli's direction it becomes a fascinating study of a man destroyed by the 50s success ethic, left broke, alone, and slightly insane in the end.
August 8, 2008
Dramatically strange - but visually splendid - inside look at Hollywood film making.
July 22, 2006
In Minnnelli's hands, the noirish melodram is less critical of Hollywood and more ambiguous in depicting the tawdry absurdities and operatic splendors of a bizzare industry, in which the players are more of frustrated dreamers than cold manipulators.
April 20, 2006
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