The Bishop's Wife Reviews

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September 3, 2020
The Bishop's Wife is a joyous film.
December 13, 2019
With the formidable Gladys Cooper and Elsa Lanchester in supporting roles, it's a sweet, funny, captivating, altogether delightful picture, which too often gets omitted from lists of greatest-ever Christmas films.
January 9, 2018
Whatever you make of the minor miracles performed along the way, there's no trouble believing that Cary would fall for Loretta or that anybody would fall for Cary.
December 10, 2014
The playing from all three stars is enjoyable and the festive setting allows Grant to trim a Christmas tree with the flick of a finger.
December 4, 2012
Grant's turn is thoroughly convincing because he himself appears to be having a terrific time: He's expansive, graceful, and seems always on the verge of chuckling with goodwill.
December 8, 2008
It is a big, slick production. The only thing it lacks is taste.
December 8, 2008
A typically sanctimonious Hollywood Christmas fantasy that works mainly because of the charm of the performers.
February 12, 2008
Cary Grant's suave, charismatic angel is the main reason to see craftsman Koster's sentimental, verbose serio-comedy about a bishop (David Niven) struggling with marriage and funds for new church; A Christmas staple along with It's a Wonderful Life.
December 4, 2007
November 27, 2007
There must be some excuse for this but I can't imagine what it is.
November 27, 2007
A warm, sentimental comedy-fantasy.
November 27, 2007
While a fantasy, there are no fantastic heavenly manifestations. There's a humanness about the characters, even the angel, that beguiles full attention.
March 25, 2006
We cannot recommend you to a more delightful and appropriate Christmas show.
February 9, 2006
Cary's charm works as successfully upon audiences as it does upon the film's characters, and his relaxed wit plus Loretta Young's delicate loveliness makes for a frothily touching comedy.
January 17, 2006
Its feel-good sentiment ends up drowning the film in saccharine.
September 30, 2005
This is a decent enough movie, well worth a watch, but it falls short of being a true classic.
January 29, 2005
November 19, 2004
October 30, 2004
Holiday classic still charms.
January 16, 2004
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