Letter From an Unknown Woman Reviews

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February 2, 2018
Its layers of interpretation and emotional meaning, combined with its impeccable style, yield an endlessly re-watchable film that changes, as film critic Molly Haskell observes, with time and with you.
March 7, 2013
...a women's picture that nonetheless turns on male chauvinism.
February 19, 2012
[Max] Ophuls' first personal project in Hollywood and he injects this exquisitely stylish romantic melodrama with his continental sensibility.
February 11, 2012
A moving weepie woman's picture.
February 16, 2010
A weepie like they don't make them like anymore.
July 4, 2009
One of Hollywood's, and cinema's, grandest and most emotionally satisfying tales of unrequited love and self-sacrifice.
November 18, 2008
One of the greatest achievements in American film.
August 8, 2008
Remarkable romantic drama.
January 18, 2008
September 23, 2006
Does the job of the perfect melodrama and moves the audience to tears.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
Of all the cinema's fables of doomed love, none is more piercing than this.
July 7, 2005
August 13, 2004
March 19, 2004
Heartbreaking.
October 1, 2003
In the hands of Max Ophuls, the stuff of penultimate melodrama becomes the stuff of exquisite observation and contemplation.
September 11, 2003
Gorgeously mounted Ophuls film.
May 24, 2003
An atmospheric and unsettling mix of European style and Hollywood muscle, this is a beautifully shot and thought-provoking film about lost love.
January 1, 2000
Beneath the film's beauty lies the type of love that obsessed Ophuls: the unsuccessful kind.
January 1, 2000
A breathtaking, bitter, exquisitely orchestrated exploration of love and selfishness by Max Ophuls.
January 1, 2000
Letter From an Unknown Woman (1948) is the classic romantic film - a lush tearjerker par excellence - of the bittersweet theme of unrequited, lost love
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