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A Letter to Three Wives Reviews

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October 5, 2013
Writer-director Joseph L. Mankiewicz's riveting melodrama is set up like a whodunit, only instead of a murderer, the guilty party is a philandering husband.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 18, 2013
"A Letter to Three Wives" remains a very poignant and universal story today, giving you the feeling that it could take place anytime and anywhere. Of course, it also helps that it's just a good old fashioned and entertaining experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 6, 2015
A brilliantly handled exercise in building understanding of three highly strung characters and the men in their lives.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 6, 2014
Despite its emotional intensity, the film is comic, effervescently so, and its magical ending lends wit a metaphysical dimension.
March 22, 2001
| Original Score: 4/5
May 14, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
September 21, 2013
If this were a comedy it might be considered a comedy of manners, because it's all about the social customs of an age-and all the actors do a fine job of bringing the age's nuances to their characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
December 6, 2013
There's a lot more focus on the development of the women while the men in their lives are really just window dressing. It's this angle that makes the film most intriguing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 29, 2015
A sophisticated and witty slice of life drama.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 5, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
October 30, 2004
Star-loaded film with innovative plot.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 10, 2004
Much of what makes All About Eve such a brilliant film was used previously (and to good effect) in A Letter to Three Wives.
March 29, 2004
Sharp and bright multi-character film from Mankiewicaz at his best.
| Original Score: 5/5
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
Mankiewicz's writing is bright and hard -- he's sharpening his teeth for All About Eve, made the next year -- but his acid wit is almost too much for his fragile characters to bear.
January 24, 2007
Mankiewicz's plot device is brilliant and intriguing: On the way to an annual picnic, three housewives learn through a letter that the town's most desirable woman had run off with one of their husbands--flashbacks reveal the state of their marriages.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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