Leave Her to Heaven Reviews

December 31, 2020
The photography is of highest calibre and the settings are handsome examples of Nature in her most enchanting phases.
February 28, 2018
It is a story of in-law trouble carried to awful extremes. But it is hard to work up any sustained sympathy for the uptight characters.
April 7, 2016
Gothic psychologizing melodrama, so preposterously full-blown and straight-faced that it's a juicy entertainment.
November 17, 2011
[T]his poison-apple parable contains at its center a slinky femme fatale with a steadfast belief in all-embracing damnation.
March 6, 2009
Stahl's use of space and the performances in Leave Her to Heaven...suggest he was at least the equal of the much-exalted Sirk as an artist of melodrama.
March 3, 2009
Tierney's Ellen Berent [is] one of cinema's most chilling psychopaths.
March 2, 2009
As for the brother's death, with Ellen looking on coolly in white robe and shades, it remains one of the most perturbing in the history of Hollywood.
May 30, 2008
Has emotional power in the jealousy theme but it hasn't been as forcefully interpreted by the leads as it could have been in more histrionically capable hands.
September 18, 2007
A fevered yet clinical study of jealousy, Leave Her to Heaven is probably John M. Stahl's best-known film.
June 24, 2006
Stahl is totally in control, his precise pacing and compositions lending a persuasive dimension of amour fou, while Leon Shamroy's camerawork makes each image a purring pleasure on the eye.
March 25, 2006
A piece of cheap fiction done up in Technicolor and expensive sets.
June 19, 2003
Classic story of the ultimate narcissist.
January 1, 2000
It may be absurd, and even risible, but its single-minded concentration has its own kind of fascination and power.