The Philadelphia Story Reviews

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.
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
The smarties are going to relish Philadelphia Story a lot more than the two-bit trade...
July 2, 2007
George Cukor gives it the royal treatment with a splendid supporting cast...
February 9, 2006
Cukor and Donald Ogden Stewart's evergreen version of Philip Barry's romantic farce, centreing on a socialite wedding threatened by scandal, is a delight from start to finish, with everyone involved working on peak form.
April 21, 2005
The glories of the studio system are on display in the 1940 romantic comedy which features not one, not two, but three of the greatest movie stars who ever lived:
May 20, 2003
It has been a long time since Hollywood has spent itself so extravagantly, and to such entertaining effect, upon a straight upper-crust fable, an unblushing apologia for plutocracy.
April 17, 2001
Grant, Stewart, and Hepburn deliver impeccable performances.