Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte Reviews

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Adrian Turner
Radio Times
October 17, 2016
[A] heady brew for fans of Hollywood's golden age gone bananas.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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TIME Magazine
October 17, 2016
Aldrich piles on a series of scream-in-the-night shocks, the better to batten a script strikingly short of sneakier surprises.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
August 3, 2012
This well executed and well acted Gothic horror is Aldrich's follow-up to What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? which also starred Bette Davis.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com
June 8, 2007
Bette Davis in her late, creepy mode...and still effective.
| Original Score: 5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 10, 2006
Davis' near-crazed performance being over-the-top but satisfying in a campy way.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Over the top, of course, and not a lot to it, but it's efficiently directed, beautifully shot (Joseph Biroc), and contains enough scary sequences amid the brooding, tense atmosphere.

TV Guide
October 29, 2005
Davis has some authentic, poignant moments, before all hell breaks loose.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
September 19, 2005
Director Aldrich's work on Baby Jane was already a study in hysteria, and his style for Charlotte is, if anything, even more ornate.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
August 1, 2005
If it's Grand Guignol you're after, here's where you'll find it.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
May 22, 2005
This film is bonkers ... heady Southern Gothic decadence, histrionics from just about everyone involved, and severed body parts that pop up at the most inopportune times.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 9, 2005
So calculated and coldly carpentered is the tale of murder, mayhem and deceit that Mr. Aldrich stages in this mansion that it soon appears grossly contrived, purposely sadistic and brutally sickening.
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
July 27, 2004
Smothered in Spanish moss, creakily derivative of Baby Jane, this one proves you can't borrow from the same well twice.
| Original Score: 1/5
Don Willmott
Filmcritic.com
March 8, 2004
Essentially: well-shot schlock.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Film4
May 24, 2003
Davis drifts fantastically between lucidity and insanity, creating a character who is both ominously frightening and pitiable.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 7, 2002
First-rate souther gothic thriller. Much better than the overrated BABY JANE
| Original Score: 5/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
It was camp before the term was coined, but it's somewhat better than that, too.
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
March 1, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
March 18, 2006
| Original Score: 2/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
July 25, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
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