Inside Daisy Clover Reviews

July 20, 2020
Inside Daisy Clover isn't a perfect film by any means but it offers an inside look at Hollywood life in the 1930s.
May 30, 2020
Inside Daisy Clover isn't exactly a camp outing, but it's also impossible to take seriously.
March 4, 2020
Only Christopher Plummer and Katherine Bard... seem to know what the point of the picture is. If the director, Robert Mulligan, ever knew, it slipped his mind while he was photographing the beach in sun-washed blues, like a set for Carousel.
May 1, 2013
Hollywood self-satire is also a corridor of mirrors where movie makers are apt to start cringing.
May 1, 2013
Too much, too soon, for Daisy and for us.
May 1, 2013
Wood's movements are spasmodic and graceless. The director Robert Mulligan can't quite find the rhythm, either. Some of the picture is whimsical, some of it as lugubrious as a horror movie.
July 18, 2010
Entertaining showbiz tale despite being short on execution.
July 6, 2010
Grim but sometimes well-directed tale of insidious studio types in Old Hollywood.
March 23, 2009
Director Mulligan can't find the right tone for Gavin Lambert's inside Hollywood tale about a girl rise to stardom before collapsing and so the story veers from a cautionary fable to Gothic melodrama to farce, but some of the acting is good.
October 27, 2008
Covering a two-year period, the outcome is at times disjointed and episodic as the title character played by Natalie Wood emerges more nebulous than definitive.
May 25, 2006
February 9, 2006
Gavin Lambert's screenplay (from his own novel) lives in the land of the ambiguous and fey, which is probably why the film now seems subtle and attractive.
May 9, 2005
There have been better pictures about Hollywood, but few as triumphantly, all-round bad as Inside Daisy Clover.
May 24, 2003
Wood has one great breakdown scene, reminiscent of Judy Garland (an inspiration for the character) but she lacks the star's range and depth of emotion, and the songs don't hold a candle to Arlen and Co.
January 1, 2000
The talented director Robert Mulligan, apparently engulfed by studio overproduction, falters at times, not always knowing whether to play things straight or for laughs.