The Cobweb Reviews

March 30, 2020
The film remains tentative, uncommitted.
August 8, 2008
Strange, unique look at mental asylum is both visually and dramatically brilliant.
March 11, 2008
With its usual twist, it's surprising that The Cobweb hasn't become a cult classic. This '50's studio picture combines the ever popular Hollywood topic of mental illness with interior decorating.
April 26, 2007
Quintessential Minnelli melodrama is also a personal film: Set in an asylum in which the conflict concerns the kinds of drapes to be used, it offers inside look at a rigid institution in which the caretakers are as needy as the patients.
March 10, 2005
January 13, 2003
The highlight of the film was Oscar Levant singing "Mother" while being sedated.
December 3, 2001
Vincente Minnelli's 1955 melodrama is set in a posh mental hospital; he choreographs the various plots and subplots with the same style and dynamism he brought to his famous musicals.