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Gone With the Wind Reviews

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Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
August 21, 2009
Coordinating six filming units at once and presiding over 50-hour editing sessions, [Selznick] subsisted on a regular diet of thyroid extract, Benzedrine, and B-12 shots.
Peter Bradshaw
February 19, 2008
It's impossible not to be carried away by the rich arterial force of this storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
February 19, 2008
One of the truly great films, destined for record-breaking boxoffice business everywhere.

February 19, 2008
Grand old Hollywood at its most magnificent and melodramatic. Say what you like about the soapy characterisation and plotting, the spectacle flattens all in its wake.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Michael Dequina
October 14, 2007
A lost Hollywood art: the epic melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
December 12, 2006
A critic-proof movie if there ever was one: it isn't all that good, but somehow it's great.
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
October 17, 2006
Terrificly acted, staged and designed, Gone WIth the Wind remains one of the greatest period epics ever filmed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
July 12, 2006
Despite the star power of Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable, Wind has lost some of its bluster, yet it survives as a glorious Technicolored window into America's dusty, bygone past.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
What more can one say about this much-loved, much discussed blockbuster?
Emanuel Levy
June 27, 2005
Forget it, no Civil War film has made a nickel, producer Irving Thalberg told Louis B. Mayer about a melodrama that would break records and become a unique cultural phenom
Full Review | Original Score: A
Serena Davies
Daily Telegraph (UK)
April 27, 2005
This is a film that never fights shy of clichés. Rather, it collects them all up in one glorious heap so you can cherry-pick those that appeal.
Top Critic
Douglas Pratt
Hollywood Reporter
December 7, 2004
The film that perhaps defines Hollywood.
Gil Jawetz
November 12, 2004
It's so full of iconic moments of plotting and dialog that a feature film could be edited just out of the most quotable moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
November 5, 2004
...producer David O. Selznick's crowning achievement and a film that stands up as one of the screen's finest classics.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
David Bezanson
October 31, 2004
One of the classic films that defined American cinema, Gone With the Wind is a rare example of a collaboration involving hundreds of talents and egos that turned out great.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 27, 2004
Possibly the best loved movie spectacle ever.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Victoria Alexander
January 21, 2004
Never, never bores me. Glabe is fabulous!
| Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 18, 2003
Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara remain the greatest pairing of irresistible force and immovable object in Hollywood romance.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
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Frank S. Nugent
New York Times
May 20, 2003
'It' has arrived at last, and we cannot get over the shock of not being disappointed; we had almost been looking forward to that.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
As God is my witness ... it's back.
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