Written on the Wind - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Written on the Wind Reviews

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Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 30, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Null
September 24, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 27, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
February 11, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
Rob Gonsalves
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
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 1, 2000
[Sirk's] masterpiece, the grand-daddy of them all.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 25, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 20, 2007
A spellbinding twisty story teeming with sexual frustration and whatnot.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
March 12, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
June 16, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt
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
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
February 25, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
Steve Crum
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
December 23, 2006
Big screen sudser with Hudson and Bacall leading the tears.
| Original Score: 3/5
Tim Dirks
Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
April 23, 2002
Written on the Wind (1956) is generally regarded as the best of director Douglas Sirk's 1950s lush, vibrantly colorful...
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
July 25, 2001
a twisted masterpiece of self-parody
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Andy Klein
New Times
June 5, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
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-
Michael Dequina
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.
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