His Girl Friday Reviews

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August 5, 2020
If it wasn't so humorous, it might be a downright horrific examination of true love.
April 9, 2020
Remakes are seldom better than the original film but His Girl Friday is one of those rare exceptions.
April 3, 2020
The film, very well directed by Howard Hawks, is a wonder of performances on the part of the principle artists, Rosalind Russell, Cary Grant and Ralph Bellamy, and by some secondary, like Helen Mack. [Full review in Spanish]
April 3, 2020
The whole casting of the picture, indeed, represents Mr. Hawks at his best in a department in which his skill needs no further praise.
April 3, 2020
The film is extremely funny at top-speed.
April 3, 2020
Cary Grant here reaches his zenith in the mental agility of crazy comedy.
April 3, 2020
His Girl Friday is certainly very funny it is also slickly directed, and the chief parts are acted with diamond-cut-diamond precision by Rosalind Russell and Cary Grant.
April 3, 2020
As motion picture entertainment of the bright and sparkling order, His Girl Friday is recommended without reservation.
April 3, 2020
Unquestionably enjoyable, it's nevertheless hard not to imagine what Grant and Russell could have done with more time on screen together. If you want to see Cary Grant wooing his ex-wife, try The Philadelphia Story.
June 21, 2019
Newspaper screwball comedy His Girl Friday, starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell, remains one of the funniest comedy films of all time.
June 14, 2019
A line is never allowed to reverberate but is quickly attached to another, funnier line in a very underrated comedy that champions the sardonic and quick-witted over the plodding, sober citizens.
November 1, 2018
Characters step on each other's lines in the speedy exchanges of weaponized words, and the humor of the banter and their delivery haven't lost their punch in nearly 80 years.
March 2, 2018
Howard Hawks returned to the material and added a twist that made it all his own: he transformed the love-hate buddy comedy of dirty tricks into a delicious battle of the sexes.
August 3, 2017
Hawks conducts the intrigue at such a frantic lick - achieving speed by means of overlapping dialogue and manoeuvring the actors within the frame rather than by quick cutting - that we are willingly swept along.
January 25, 2017
'His Girl Friday' is more feminist than it even gets credit for.
January 19, 2017
By switching the main character's gender and adding romantic sparks, Hawks turned the masterful, raucous Chicago newsroom farce The Front Page into the perfect screwball comedy.
January 16, 2017
Delivering a parity of belly laughs and social commentary, His Girl Friday is satire of the highest order.
January 10, 2017
one of the fastest, funniest, and most honestly brutal comedies of the classical Hollywood era
December 5, 2016
It's one of the most aggressive comedies of all time, and it earns that aggression by also being one of the most perfect.
June 3, 2014
Roughest spots in the original versions have been sandpapered or excised, the pressroom's whiskey cynicism toned down to half of one per cent, but the comedy still has enough Hecht-MacArthur kick to make later interpolations smell synthetic.
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