Gilda Reviews

November 19, 2020
Heralded as a new team in motion pictures, Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford are off to a flying start in Gilda.
November 19, 2020
If it's escape you want in a movie, you will find surcease from the worry of today's scary headlines at the Music Hall, where Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford are pitted against each other in a lusty battle of hate and love.
November 19, 2020
The captivating Miss Hayworth turns in what is perhaps her best performance as the reckless Gilda.
November 19, 2020
Not since the archaic days of Theda Bara and her brazen ilk has sex appeal been set forth in so rampant a fashion on the screen.
November 19, 2020
Staggering around with this plot on their shoulders, the players, all of them competent, have a lot of trouble being convincing, particularly with the dialogue provided.
November 19, 2020
It's really good pulse-tingling cinema presented in good adult taste but there are sequences from which adolescents might draw the conclusion that all that shimmers is not heavenly light.
November 19, 2020
It establishes and sustains an atmosphere amoral, sumptuous and even passionate; it is an atmosphere to which American films often appear to aspire and which they seldom attain.
November 19, 2020
It's a whizzer, this one just the sort of movie, spelled capital MOVIE that can't miss, because it's got nearly everything.
November 18, 2020
This reviewer is completely baffled as to... what happened during the picture, and what the whole idea was. But maybe it was because she was just so overwhelmed by the astounding characterization of Rita Hayworth in the title role.
August 26, 2020
There is fine, serious acting by Glenn Ford, a character study by Steven Geray that is a rare treat to witness, and some imperial German arrogance from George Macready, complete with duelling scar.
August 26, 2020
Despite close and earnest attention to this nigh-onto-two-hour film, this reviewer was utterly baffled by what happened on the screen. To our average register of reasoning, it simply did not make sense.
August 26, 2020
The chief weight of the grim drama falls on the shoulders of Rita Hayworth, who presents Gilda with alluring skill. Glenn Ford makes Johnny a cool but likeable scoundrel, with George Macready, whose Mundson is a cold and very unllkeable scoundrel.
August 26, 2020
Never was there such a mingling of intense looks over champagne glasses and silences meant to be significant, but looks and silences alike fail in their effect.
August 25, 2020
Hayworth, whether she's performing "Put the Blame on Mame" (dubbed by Anita Ellis) or just being her glamorous self, was never more magnificent.
July 22, 2011
Cast and crew spin a twilight magic.
July 22, 2011
Gilda stands up remarkably well.
July 21, 2011
A real 1940s Hollywood treat.
July 21, 2011
Examples of film noir don't come much headier or more perverse than Charles Vidor's sultry little number...
March 26, 2009
Practically all the s.a. habiliments of the femme fatale have been mustered for Gilda, and when things get trite and frequently far-fetched, somehow... there is always Rita Hayworth to excite the filmgoer.
June 24, 2006
One of the great films noirs, softened just a little by the moralising censorship strictures of the time. See it.