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Blithe Spirit Reviews

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January 24, 2018
Here is another brilliant demonstration that Coward's sense of cinema is as shrewd as his sense of theatre.
October 10, 2015
The supernatural ménage of wartime England, staged by David Lean as an elegant fissure between the clipped precision of aristocratic manners and the great unknown beyond the drawing-room
May 4, 2012
... a lightweight comedy built on witty remarks and upper-class smugness (which Rex Harrison so perfectly embodies), but comedy is not Lean's strong suit.
April 25, 2012
Blithe Spirit is beloved by so many people that I feel like a curmudgeon handing it a mixed review. But when it comes to supernatural comedies starring Rex Harrison, I much prefer Joseph L. Mankiewicz's 1947 The Ghost and Mrs. Muir.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 16, 2012
While Coward's witty dialogue and pungent take on the mores of the British upper crust can't help but elicit some smiles, as a whole Blithe Spirit feels like a film that is just going through the motions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 21, 2008
As the medium Madame Arcatti, Margareth Rutherford stole every scene in David Lean's screen adaptation of Nowel Coward's witty play.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 6, 2007
Inasmuch as this is largely a photographed copy of the stage play [by Noel Coward], the camerawork is outstandingly good and helps to put across the credibility of the ghost story more effectively than the flesh and blood performance does.
November 6, 2007
A quicksilver cocktail.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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February 9, 2006
Nifty special effects for the time, and plenty of Coward's inimitable wit and repartee.
October 31, 2005
[A] deliciously cheeky Noel Coward concoction...
May 24, 2003
It remains somewhat theatrical.
February 23, 2003
Worth it just for Margaret Rutherford as a sort of girls' school gamesmistres-style psychic!
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
February 2, 2003
The last word in witty repartee of the most civilized kind - the sort of thing Noel Coward was known for, and nobody did better.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 1, 2000
Passably good, but it should have been better, what with Rex Harrison, Constance Cummings, and Margaret Rutherford reading the Noel Coward lines.
June 4, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 29, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 27, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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