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Gilda Reviews

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June 27, 2016
While Gilda's ending perhaps edges towards easy sentimentality, its story is one of emotional complexity, variant readings, and problematic eroticism.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Eric Melin
May 31, 2016
The limitations of the Hays code forced writers and directors to get creative, and so much of what's really happening in Gilda is buried beneath the surface.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
February 13, 2016
The plot elements aren't always riveting, but the subtext of the pas de trois never disappoints.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
February 8, 2016
'Gilda' is memorable for the minutes of one dubbed song, one dance. But, ah! that one sexually confident shimmy is enough.
Austin Trunick
Under the Radar
January 23, 2016
A career-defining performance from the legendary Rita Hayworth.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
Philip French
Observer (UK)
July 24, 2011
A wonderfully perverse noir classic...
Charlotte O'Sullivan
London Evening Standard
July 22, 2011
Cast and crew spin a twilight magic.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
July 21, 2011
No wonder we all feel nostalgic for the past.
Peter Bradshaw
July 21, 2011
A real 1940s Hollywood treat.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
July 21, 2011
Examples of film noir don't come much headier or more perverse than Charles Vidor's sultry little number...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tony Sloman
Radio Times
July 21, 2011
If you've never seen it, it's about time.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Philip Kemp
Total Film
July 12, 2011
"There never was a woman like Gilda!" drooled the posters - and no, there probably wasn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sean Axmaker
Parallax View
December 21, 2010
[Rita] Hayworth's sudden yet glorious entrance is pure Hollywood starmaking...
Steve Crum
March 22, 2008
It put Glenn Ford on the movie star map, and reinforced Rita Hayworth's seamy stardom.
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
February 1, 2007
Featuring Rita Hayworth in her best--and sexiest-- performance, this post WWII noir romance centers on one of Hollywood's most bizarre triangles, one ripe with S&M as well as homoerotic overtones--a guilty pleasure if there ever was one.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Top Critic
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
June 24, 2006
One of the great films noirs, softened just a little by the moralising censorship strictures of the time. See it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeremy Heilman
November 10, 2002
Hayworth's presence here is so indomitable that it's almost surprising that Vidor found it necessary to bother putting other actors on the screen at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
September 6, 2002
Sexiest. Girl. Ever.
| Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 14, 2002
Great film noir with a surprising subtext.
| Original Score: 4/5
Tim Dirks
Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
January 1, 2000
Gilda (1946) contains the most famous role and peak performance of WWII's GI "love goddess," the beautiful, alluring, and provocative,
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