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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% The House of Rothschild (1934) A picture that is worthy of respectful criticism and one that is entertainment all the way through.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2020
100% Pinocchio (1940) Taken as a whole, the picture is a masterpiece which sets another milestone along the road of screen entertainment.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2020
No Score Yet Riptide (1934) Riptide traces with meticulous care the path traced in a human being by the slow, poisonous growth of a terrific jealousy.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
93% Champion (1949) Frank Planer's photography has much drama as the script as it begins to tell the story right under the titles and continues compelling on its course through the grim, relentless narrative.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
80% Reap the Wild Wind (1942) The show, on a grand DeMille scale, is technically magnificent and will earn many times its cost at the nation's box offices.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
80% Peter Pan (1953) It is doubtful if the wistful fantasy has ever been done with such charm and beauty as fills the Walt Disney version of James M. Barrie's fanciful play.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
84% Niagara (1953) Around the scenic splendor of Niagara Falls, Charles Brackett has produced and co-scripted a gripping murder melodrama that is loaded with sex and suspense.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2019
78% Moulin Rouge (1952) Moulin Rouge stands out as a truly artistic production flawlessly directed by John Huston and presenting superb performances by Ferrer, Colette Marchand and Suzanne Flon, and Technicolor photography of a beauty rarely achieved on the screen.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
83% Whispering Smith (1948) When one sees such conscientious technical work implementing a thoughtful production and thoroughly fine performances one is made vividly aware of how fine a simple entertainment picture can be.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
88% Joan of Arc (1948) A magnificently staged panoramic insight into the life and times of the simple French peasant girl who left such a controversial impact on history.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
100% The Snake Pit (1948) It makes no compromise with the shocking facts as presented in the novel. The result is a drama that builds to a fever pitch of tension and holds itself there with superlative artistry. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
No Score Yet The Witching Hour (1934) When you come right down to it, it's a lot of hokum, but while you're in the theatre your hands are clammy. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
100% A Star Is Born (1937) Does the industry a marked service. Without missing its comedies or its fascinations of whitewashing its follies and its heartbreaks it contrives to give an essentially authentic and a wholesome portrait.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
100% The Maltese Falcon (1941) On a number of accounts it is distinguished celluloid entertainment, but it is of great interest to the trade because it reveals, in startling terms, the unheralded talent of topflight scenarist, John Huston.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
90% Dinner at Eight (1933) Put Dinner at Eight down as an exceptionally fine directorial job and place Cukor higher on your list of directors as a result of it.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
No Score Yet Double Harness (1933) A good many pictures have flowed under the cinematic bridge since Miss Harding has had a part so ideally suited to her. And never has William Powell been so smoothly cast.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2018
90% When Harry Met Sally (1989) When Harry Met Sally is a beautiful, brainy, touching and lilting romantic comedy that should touch the heartstrings of lovers and those yearning to be in love everywhere.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
No Score Yet Hold Your Man (1933) The story itself is familiar formula - but the treatment, dialogue and direction, and a cast that is perfect right down to the smallest bit, render Hold Your Man a first rate piece of entertainment.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
No Score Yet When Ladies Meet (Strange Skirts) (Truth Is Stranger) (1933) You can push the gas throttle through the floor-board and go the limit on this picture. It's a picture for every type of audience.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2018
97% The Thin Man (1934) Don't spare the enthusiasm on this one because if the book had thousands of readers, this picture will have millions of customers - well satisfied and with that well-fed look.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018
No Score Yet The Eagle and the Hawk (1933) It attacks its subject with praiseworthy vigor and directness. It leaves utterly nothing to the imagination... In the strictest sense of the word, it is not entertainment.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
80% Manhattan Melodrama (1934) Audiences will not fail to react emotionally to the intelligent writing of it... Each situation is milked dry, yet never overplayed.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
100% Rebecca (1940) In its essence, Rebecca is another entry in the Wuthering Heights school of dour, somber, psychological drama, steeped in ultra-British atmosphere. Though overlong...it is beautifully done.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
No Score Yet Pick-Up (1933) The picture is packed with down-to-earth speech and sentiment and is of the human interest variety that has been plenty scarce for a long time.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
No Score Yet Christopher Strong (1933) Katharine Hepburn, so far as this reviewer's opinion runs, is the next big star of pictures.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
98% King Kong (1933) [Fay] Wray has never been more beautiful before the camera, nor acted as well as she does in this production. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
67% Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941) It may be disappointing to many of the followers of Norman Krasna, Alfred Hitchcock and Carole Lombard who expected extreme brilliance from that trio, but there's enough fun in it to send you home happy with your entertainment. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
98% It Happened One Night (1934) A charming, human, believable story, with charming, human, believable characters.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
59% Cavalcade (1933) It is, all in all, a picture that can be highly recommended and commended for its honesty of purpose and its magnificent characterizations, and one that deserves the very best in exploitation to put it over.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
98% Strangers on a Train (1951) Strangers on a Train is an admirable demonstration of Alfred Hitchcock's virtuosity in the area of suspense dramas.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
87% Gaslight (1944) Direction by George Cukor is ever a display of fine craftsmanship. He utilizes small mosaics of sharp characterization in building to his climax and works in each facet faultlessly. This is the job for which Cukor admirers have been waiting.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
100% Citizen Kane (1941) Welles' performance is nothing less than astonishing. He begins as a youth of 21, goes through middle age to his death, and makes every moment believable in voice, walk, and gesture. Even in his love scenes is Welles effective.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 1, 2017
98% The African Queen (1951) The African Queen is top flight entertainment, delightful, different, always interesting.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2017
No Score Yet When You're in Love (1937) It is money in the bank for any house, due for holdover business in many spots.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
99% Casablanca (1942) Certainly a more accomplished cast of players cannot be imagined, and their direction by Michael Curtiz is inspired.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2015
90% The Wolf Man (1941) The Wolf Man serves its horror straight. A very substantial cast undertakes to sell believably a tale of superstitious folklore.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2015
100% Frankenstein (1931) James Whale has done a great job in his direction. This is not an easy thing to direct -- just how far to go in playing upon an audience's credulity, it's sympathy, it's nerves. Whale seems to have gone far enough, but not too far.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2014
97% Double Indemnity (1944) As you cannot lay down such a book until it has been read through, neither then can you shake off the witchery exerted over you by this film from its very opening scene. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2006
100% Singin' in the Rain (1952) Miss Reynolds, besides singing in her own pleasurable style and doing some clever dancing, handles her first romantic lead appealingly and capably. Kelly and O'Connor each can be covered with one word: Great!‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2002