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Written on the Wind Reviews

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July 7, 2010
A continuous aria of need, despair, self-loathing. It says 'Money can't buy you happiness' in 72-point all-caps Futura Bold.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 5, 2010
It has far more strengths than weaknesses, but I can't put it close to his twin masterpieces All That Heaven Allows and Imitation of Life.
Full Review | Original Score: 67/100
February 25, 2007
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 20, 2007
A spellbinding twisty story teeming with sexual frustration and whatnot.
Full Review | Original Score: A
December 23, 2006
Big screen sudser with Hudson and Bacall leading the tears.
| Original Score: 3/5
June 16, 2006
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
September 17, 2005
Works like gangbusters, with its irresistibly corny opening theme song, larger-than-life performances, sweeping hyper-romance, perfectly-timed bombshells of plot twists.
July 4, 2005
On the surface, it's a sopa opera, a small-town melodrama about a troubled and powerful Texan clan, but it's Douglas Sirk's thematic critique, ironic approach and visual style that makes this Oscar-winning film stand out from the rest of the bunch
Full Review | Original Score: A-
June 5, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
March 12, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
July 30, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 25, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
July 30, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 23, 2002
Written on the Wind (1956) is generally regarded as the best of director Douglas Sirk's 1950s lush, vibrantly colorful...
July 25, 2001
a twisted masterpiece of self-parody
| Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
In countless ways visible and invisible, Sirk's sly subversion skewed American popular culture, and helped launch a new age of irony.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
[Sirk's] masterpiece, the grand-daddy of them all.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 27, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
February 11, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
September 24, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
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