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His Girl Friday Reviews

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Total Film
February 10, 2014
It's a miraculous balancing act from Hawks, who keeps death-row drama bleeding under the movie's screwball skin to give this frantic battle of the sexes a fiendishly dark sophistication.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Tony Sloman
Radio Times
February 10, 2014
Clever, witty and extremely satisfying, this marvellous film is still achingly funny today.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media
December 18, 2010
Sassy, screwball classic with a feminist twist.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm
October 13, 2010
Have the movies ever talked this quickly, before or since?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
December 15, 2009
The movie bears reviewing because there's always something new in the confetti of one-liners, while its depiction of the Fourth Estate remains relevant.
Rob Nelson
minnpost.com
September 1, 2009
The ultimate lesson of His Girl Friday--that it's tougher to manage a marriage than a newspaper--looks in 2008 like pure nostalgia.

Film4
April 2, 2008
As close to perfection as you could possibly hope for, His Girl Friday is a delirious joy.
Top Critic
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
April 2, 2008
Cary Grant's performance is truly virtuoso -- stunning technique applied to the most challenging material.
Raoul Hernandez
Austin Chronicle
April 2, 2008
It's exactly the type of craziness that good newspapers thrive on. Stop the presses.
Top Critic
Variety Staff
Variety
April 2, 2008
Casting is excellent, with Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell in the top roles.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
January 29, 2007
One of the best screwball comedies, a remake that improves on the source material due to Hawks brilliant idea of changing the protag's gender thus turning it into a romantic "newspaper" film; Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, and Ralph Bellamy at their best
Full Review | Original Score: A
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 11, 2006
O ritmo frenético com que os excelentes diálogos são trocados (algo inovador para a época) e o timing cômico impecável de Grant e Russell garantem a permanência deste filme na lista de clássicos inquestionáveis.
| Original Score: 5/5
Kent Turner
Film-Forward.com
February 17, 2006
A double espresso is needed to keep up with the rapid-fire exchanges of Hawks' no-holds-barred muckraking comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
February 10, 2006
I've tried to love His Girl Friday, really I have.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Perhaps the funniest, certainly the fastest talkie comedy ever made.
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
November 18, 2005
It's the energy of "His Girl Friday" that grabs you, its heated lines of dialogue that leave you satisfied and spent.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 30, 2005
They really don't make them like this anymore.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 13, 2005
Cary Grant as the ruthless fast-talking sharpie newspaper editor gives one of his finest performances.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 19, 2004
brilliant
| Original Score: 5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 14, 2003
Fast, funny, cynical and -- in its own peculiar way -- romantic, His Girl Friday is one of the all-time great movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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