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The Seven Year Itch Reviews

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Delmore Schwartz
The New Republic
January 23, 2013
Despite the script's cleverness, the presence of Tom Ewell, who is a first rate comedian and Oscar Homolka, who has long been a first rate actor, the entire film continually misses fire and fizzles out, like defective fireworks.
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Variety Staff
August 15, 2007
What counts is that laughs come thick and fast, that the general entertainment is light and gay.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
August 15, 2007
Although it was directed by Billy Wilder, this 1955 CinemaScope classic sometimes seems presided over by Frank Tashlin, with its satire of 50s puritanism and its use of wimpy Tom Ewell.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Monroe flaunts her attributes too blatantly, and seems less human because of it, while George Axelrod's play, fresh and risqué in the '50s, now appears a little obvious and over-plotted.
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
July 19, 2005
So arresting is Monroe's presence that when she's not on-screen, we wait impatiently, wondering, Where have you gone, Mrs. DiMaggio?
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Miss Monroe clearly plays the title role.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5