Gilda Reviews

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July 22, 2011
Cast and crew spin a twilight magic.
July 21, 2011
A real 1940s Hollywood treat.
June 24, 2006
One of the great films noirs, softened just a little by the moralising censorship strictures of the time. See it.
June 5, 2019
There are few entrances in all of cinema as iconic as Rita Hayworth's in Gilda.
January 13, 2017
Rita Hayworth's entrance is pure Hollywood starcraft: a perfectly lit close-up as she whips her head into frame, her hair lashing back and revealing her bright face and wide, mischievous grin.
June 27, 2016
While Gilda's ending perhaps edges towards easy sentimentality, its story is one of emotional complexity, variant readings, and problematic eroticism.
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.
February 13, 2016
The plot elements aren't always riveting, but the subtext of the pas de trois never disappoints.
February 8, 2016
'Gilda' is memorable for the minutes of one dubbed song, one dance. But, ah! that one sexually confident shimmy is enough.
January 23, 2016
A career-defining performance from the legendary Rita Hayworth.
January 20, 2016
Classical Hollywood titles have been receiving many HD upgrades in recent years, but few have the glitz and glam of this excellent Blu-ray release of Gilda from the Criterion Collection.
July 24, 2011
A wonderfully perverse noir classic...
July 22, 2011
July 21, 2011
No wonder we all feel nostalgic for the past.
July 21, 2011
Examples of film noir don't come much headier or more perverse than Charles Vidor's sultry little number...
July 21, 2011
If you've never seen it, it's about time.
July 12, 2011
"There never was a woman like Gilda!" drooled the posters - and no, there probably wasn't.
December 21, 2010
[Rita] Hayworth's sudden yet glorious entrance is pure Hollywood starmaking...
March 22, 2008
It put Glenn Ford on the movie star map, and reinforced Rita Hayworth's seamy stardom.
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.
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