Written on the Wind Reviews

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.
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.
February 25, 2007
January 20, 2007
A spellbinding twisty story teeming with sexual frustration and whatnot.
December 23, 2006
Big screen sudser with Hudson and Bacall leading the tears.
June 16, 2006
October 27, 2005
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
February 11, 2005
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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
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.