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The More the Merrier Reviews

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Empire Magazine
February 10, 2012
Hilarious screwball comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
March 13, 2011
George Stevens' charming romantic comedy, about wartime housing conditions, benefits immensely from the chemistry between Jean Arthur and Joel McCrea.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Cole Abaius
Film School Rejects
February 11, 2009
Black and white, vaudevillian-style hilarity ensues.

TV Guide
November 13, 2007
A delightful and effervescent comedy marked with terrific performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 10, 2007
Charming wartime comedy that only veers towards the end into sentimentality.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Despite a belated drift towards sentimentality, this remains a refreshingly intimate movie.
Steve Crum
August 28, 2005
Hilarious wartime comedy with Charles Coburn stealing the show.
| Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
July 6, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
April 15, 2005
The film is best at the beginning.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
January 23, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5

May 24, 2003
The housing shortage in Washington DC during the Second World War might not be the most obvious source of material for comedy, but this winning screwball manages to find plenty.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 20, 2003
As warm and refreshing a ray of sunshine as we've had in a very late Spring.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 26, 2002
Brilliant classic comedy
| Original Score: 5/5
Tim Dirks
Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
January 1, 2000
The More the Merrier (1943) is a delightful romantic comedy of the homefront at wartime, exploring the problems of housing-bed-man shortages.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Stevens moves things along a lot more briskly than is usual for him.
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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
A sparkling and effervescing piece of entertainment.
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