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Kings Row Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 26, 2008
The film that made the future President Reagan a movie star.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Emanuel Levy
December 19, 2006
Sam Wood's Oscar-nominated small-town tale is one of the darkest melodramas Hollywood made in the 1940s, full of neurotic personalities and perverse secrets.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
August 6, 2006
...while episodic and sentimental and filled with all kinds of unlikely turns of events, there is no denying the characters are endearing and the ending uplifting.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
January 28, 2005
A wonderful guilty pleasure potboiler enchanced by a magnificent Korngold score and fine acting from Ronald Reagan in the performance of his career. Only lead Robert Cummings is weak as Paris Mitchell; just imagine James Cagney in the role!
| Original Score: 4/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 23, 2004
Classic soap opera, maybe all time best; certainly Reagan's best
| Original Score: 5/5
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
July 1, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5

TV Guide
July 30, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
June 16, 2003
Unpleasant soap opera, but well made.
| Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 28, 2002
The film is dark, incredibly so for a mainstream movie before World War II.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Dirks
Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
January 1, 2000
Kings Row (1942) combines a turn-of-the-century setting with a small-town melodrama uncovering evil and depravity.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
March 25, 2006

October 28, 2003
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
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