The Bad and the Beautiful Reviews

  • May 30, 2020

    Another great film about the Hollywood film industry released in the early 50s.

    Another great film about the Hollywood film industry released in the early 50s.

  • Feb 11, 2019

    An unscrupulous movie producer uses an actress, a director and a writer to achieve success. This film shows via flashback the stories of three famous movie people whose lives were forever changed by their association with a manipulative, ruthless movie producer. The three come together at the producer's request; he wants them to work together on mutually hated Jonathon Shields' newest big-budget production Stars: Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon, Dick Powell, Gloria Grahame . 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. Gloria Grahame won an Oscar . Best Actress in a Supporting Role . Kirk Douglas shows here what a unique and powerful actor he really is and Lana Turner also shines as the gorgeous looking actress and Shields love interest. Bottom line, when it comes to movies about movies, this one remains the best more than 50 years after it's initial release. Highly recommended 10/10.

    An unscrupulous movie producer uses an actress, a director and a writer to achieve success. This film shows via flashback the stories of three famous movie people whose lives were forever changed by their association with a manipulative, ruthless movie producer. The three come together at the producer's request; he wants them to work together on mutually hated Jonathon Shields' newest big-budget production Stars: Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon, Dick Powell, Gloria Grahame . 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. Gloria Grahame won an Oscar . Best Actress in a Supporting Role . Kirk Douglas shows here what a unique and powerful actor he really is and Lana Turner also shines as the gorgeous looking actress and Shields love interest. Bottom line, when it comes to movies about movies, this one remains the best more than 50 years after it's initial release. Highly recommended 10/10.

  • Jan 26, 2019

    The best movie character ever portrayed: Kirk Douglas as Jonathan Shields! With the best movie quote ever spoken: "Georgia, love is for the very young." And the best movie score ever composed!

    The best movie character ever portrayed: Kirk Douglas as Jonathan Shields! With the best movie quote ever spoken: "Georgia, love is for the very young." And the best movie score ever composed!

  • Jan 22, 2019

    About as good as a movie can get. ignoring all the star power in this one, major props must be given to the script/subject matter itself. an adult story that is interesting:? maybe you could do that in 1953, but in the twenty-first century, teenage boys decide the vast majority of movie content. a movie like this could never be made. for this and many other reasons, this movie was a thrill and a revelation to watch.

    About as good as a movie can get. ignoring all the star power in this one, major props must be given to the script/subject matter itself. an adult story that is interesting:? maybe you could do that in 1953, but in the twenty-first century, teenage boys decide the vast majority of movie content. a movie like this could never be made. for this and many other reasons, this movie was a thrill and a revelation to watch.

  • Oct 03, 2018

    With a sophisticated script, exceptional dialogue, amazing score, memorable noirish cinematography and top-notch pace, The Bad and the Beautiful is one of the seminal, classic films about Hollywood that remains surprisingly relevant even today in its exploration of the dark, unscrupulous inner-workings of film production. It's a very engaging film that is brought to life beautifully thanks to superb acting across the board with the highlights being vulnerable, intriguing Lana Turner, Gloria Grahame who's so funny in the role of ditzy a Southern belle and Kirk Douglas who here wasn't typecast and still managed to give his career-best performance.

    With a sophisticated script, exceptional dialogue, amazing score, memorable noirish cinematography and top-notch pace, The Bad and the Beautiful is one of the seminal, classic films about Hollywood that remains surprisingly relevant even today in its exploration of the dark, unscrupulous inner-workings of film production. It's a very engaging film that is brought to life beautifully thanks to superb acting across the board with the highlights being vulnerable, intriguing Lana Turner, Gloria Grahame who's so funny in the role of ditzy a Southern belle and Kirk Douglas who here wasn't typecast and still managed to give his career-best performance.

  • Jun 14, 2018

    Old fashioned not my favorite thing to watch

    Old fashioned not my favorite thing to watch

  • May 04, 2018

    All this was nuts to old fashioned for me

    All this was nuts to old fashioned for me

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    Aldo G Super Reviewer
    Aug 14, 2017

    Fans of Kirk Douglas must surely consider this one of his finest performances. He plays a highly ambitious and talented movie producer whose ambition has destroyed relations with people close to him. Three of those people - an actor, director and writer - recall his betrayals. Fine film that Hollywood fans might enjoy more if they research who the characters were based on.

    Fans of Kirk Douglas must surely consider this one of his finest performances. He plays a highly ambitious and talented movie producer whose ambition has destroyed relations with people close to him. Three of those people - an actor, director and writer - recall his betrayals. Fine film that Hollywood fans might enjoy more if they research who the characters were based on.

  • Apr 08, 2017

    The first of Vincente Minnelli's Kirk Douglas Triology about autonomous artists, whos destroys everybody around himself. Set in Hollywood in the 1940's.

    The first of Vincente Minnelli's Kirk Douglas Triology about autonomous artists, whos destroys everybody around himself. Set in Hollywood in the 1940's.

  • Mar 14, 2017

    Dry. Has its points, potential, and quality. However, there are better, sharper films about the 'biz' out there.

    Dry. Has its points, potential, and quality. However, there are better, sharper films about the 'biz' out there.