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Dark Victory Reviews

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June 1, 2005
What happens when a three-hankie picture just isn't that sad? You get Dark Victory.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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
October 30, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
February 27, 2001
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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
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+
November 14, 2002
A classic women's weeper with Bette Davis at her peak.
| Original Score: 3/5
July 2, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 30, 2002
Classic glossy soaper that still works.
| Original Score: 4/5
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
January 1, 2000
Dark Victory (1939) is a sentimental, tragic and moving melodrama ("woman's picture") from Warner Bros. studios
August 23, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
July 29, 2002
a soap opera, yes, but a pretty fine one
| Original Score: 3/5
March 16, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 74/100
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+
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