The Philadelphia Story Reviews

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April 22, 2019
Miss Hepburn, as a comedienne, is perhaps a greater star than she ever was at any prior cinema period, as a serious actress. This comes near being her champion achievement.
February 17, 2015
This frothy theatre adaptation dates from the period when Hollywood had pretty much perfected the art of the romantic comedy.
February 13, 2015
Still a sparkling delight.
February 12, 2015
Utterly beguiling, funny and romantic ...
December 16, 2013
The film is a Hepburn triumph, and moviegoers who resent the theatre's habit of requisitioning their stars may feel that Miss Hepburn's time on the stage has not been spent in vain and that she simply prepared herself for this achievement.
Top Critic
April 23, 2009
In short, The Philadelphia Story lifts the daily drudge into a charming never-never land, with complete footnotes excusing its existence. And besides, it's a good, entertaining show.
June 4, 2019
One of cinema's most dazzling comedies, a whirlwind of breathless wordplay and effortlessly beguiling performances.
January 16, 2018
For a comedy of manners, The Philadelphia Story is awfully screwball.
November 24, 2017
If The Philadelphia Story proves but one thing to modern audiences, it's that people have been getting drunk and sleeping with strangers the night before their weddings since the dawn of time.
November 22, 2017
An effervescent social satire that pokes fun at all sides in the class war. It's wickedly witty, gloriously romantic, whip-smart and complex, even verging on the unsavoury at times -- all in all, something of a complete entertainment.
February 13, 2015
This is close to perfection with Katharine Hepburn repeating her stage triumph as spoilt socialite Tracy Lord.
February 10, 2014
Cukor's direction flawlessly picks up on defining character traits, and all the intricate detail makes watching this movie feel like you're an invisible gatecrasher at the Lords' party.
February 10, 2014
Just sit back and enjoy romantic comedy at its most sublime.
August 8, 2013
Spoofs and plays sly homage to Clifford Odets' earnest socialist dramas
August 9, 2012
How well all is pulled together and comes off, is more glaring when 'The Philadelphia Story' is compared to its fluffy but fangless 1956 musical adaptation, 'High Society.'
January 1, 2011
Screwball romance is lots of fun for older kids.
April 23, 2009
Romantic comedies are rarely this fabulous.
March 4, 2008
Every time Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, and Jimmy Stewart connect in a scene, we hear the happy ding! of quality champagne crystal.
July 2, 2007
With such a stellar cast, a fine director working in the type of picture he did best, and some genuinely witty dialogue, this film has all the ingredients for a great comedy.
July 2, 2007
The smarties are going to relish Philadelphia Story a lot more than the two-bit trade...
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