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Dark Victory Reviews

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June 11, 2015
One of the finest weepies ever made by Hollywood. Davis is nothing short of magnificent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 22, 2010
Bette Davis loses her sight, and we gain a classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 6, 2009
Bette Davis's frisky sprint sets the pace
April 27, 2009
Naught but a torrid melodrama, but oh! what a humdinger of a melodrama it is! It's films like this that give trash a good name.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 30, 2007
Guilty pleasure: One of Warner's best acted melodramas and Bette Davis's all-time favorite, in which she lives hard but dies in dignity as an heiress gone blind. Also Davis revenge as Tallulah Bankhead failed to bring the role to life in the 1934 play.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
July 7, 2005
One of Bette Davis' best acted, most enjoyable melodrama, in which she gloriously plays a dying blind woman.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 28, 2005
Even by the standards of a typical Bette Davis melodrama Dark Victory is an embarrassment of riches.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 12, 2004
Of interest to both Goulding and Davis fans...Dark Victory catches both of them operating at their best while also learning new tricks from each other.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 2, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
March 16, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 74/100
August 23, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
November 14, 2002
A classic women's weeper with Bette Davis at her peak.
| Original Score: 3/5
October 30, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 30, 2002
Classic glossy soaper that still works.
| Original Score: 4/5
July 29, 2002
a soap opera, yes, but a pretty fine one
| Original Score: 3/5
February 27, 2001
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
Dark Victory (1939) is a sentimental, tragic and moving melodrama ("woman's picture") from Warner Bros. studios
April 9, 2008
A classic women's pic that strings together a collection of syrupy clichés that can make a real man double up in pain.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 21, 2006
It's horribly dated, playing today like some weird, contrived burlesque of common sense.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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