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The Talk of the Town Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
March 5, 2008
Though verbose, this darkly humorous film benefits from star power of Cary Grant in atypical role, some witty dialogue, and timely subject matter.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 14, 2008
The acting by Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, and Ronald Colman is top-notch.
Full Review | Original Score: B

TV Guide
November 13, 2007
The contrivance of plot is compensated by one of the most genial casts in history.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Tom Milne
Time Out
June 24, 2006
An attractive serio-comic tale of civic corruption.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
March 25, 2006
It may be off beam in its philosophy, but its quality of humor is not strained.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Kent Turner
February 17, 2006
Part romantic triangle, part Capra-esque hokum, all coast on star power.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.75/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
November 18, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
August 14, 2005
In addition to its status as one of the great screen comedies, the film is a treasure trove of homosexual undercurrents, many of which aren't all that disguised.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Michael Szymanski
July 9, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5

May 24, 2003
Effective, if peculiar, mixture of screwball comedy and political moralising.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 21, 2002
Brilliantly directed, acted, scripted thought-provoking comedy
| Original Score: 5/5
Tim Dirks
Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
January 1, 2000
The Talk of the Town (1942) is a classic romantic comedy/drama of the 1940s from producer/director George Stevens and Columbia Pictures.
Top Critic
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Overblown, too long, and not nearly as much fun as it's cracked up to be.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
September 19, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
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