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His Girl Friday Reviews

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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 10, 2017
... a model of screwball pacing and rapid-fire delivery that never strains for effect and [director Howard] Hawks is a master of staging.
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
January 16, 2017
Delivering a parity of belly laughs and social commentary, His Girl Friday is satire of the highest order.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 10, 2017
one of the fastest, funniest, and most honestly brutal comedies of the classical Hollywood era
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
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
February 10, 2014
Clever, witty and extremely satisfying, this marvellous film is still achingly funny today.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 18, 2010
Sassy, screwball classic with a feminist twist.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 13, 2010
Have the movies ever talked this quickly, before or since?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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.
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.
April 2, 2008
As close to perfection as you could possibly hope for, His Girl Friday is a delirious joy.
April 2, 2008
Cary Grant's performance is truly virtuoso -- stunning technique applied to the most challenging material.
April 2, 2008
It's exactly the type of craziness that good newspapers thrive on. Stop the presses.
April 2, 2008
Casting is excellent, with Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell in the top roles.
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
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
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
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