A Letter to Three Wives
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Despite its emotional intensity, the film is comic, effervescently so, and its magical ending lends wit a metaphysical dimension."
‑ Richard Brody, New Yorker
"Writer-director Joseph L. Mankiewicz's riveting melodrama is set up like a whodunit, only instead of a murderer, the guilty party is a philandering husband."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"Mankiewicz's plot device is brilliant and intriguing: On the way to an annual picnic, three housewives learn through a letter that the town's most desirable woman had run off with one of their husbands--flashbacks reveal the state of their marriages."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Sharp and bright multi-character film from Mankiewicaz at his best."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Mankiewicz's writing is bright and hard -- he's sharpening his teeth for All About Eve, made the next year -- but his acid wit is almost too much for his fragile characters to bear."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"If this were a comedy it might be considered a comedy of manners, because it's all about the social customs of an age-and all the actors do a fine job of bringing the age's nuances to their characters."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"Star-loaded film with innovative plot."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"There's a lot more focus on the development of the women while the men in their lives are really just window dressing. It's this angle that makes the film most intriguing."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
""A Letter to Three Wives" remains a very poignant and universal story today, giving you the feeling that it could take place anytime and anywhere. Of course, it also helps that it's just a good old fashioned and entertaining experience."
‑ Jeff Beck, Examiner.com
"Much of what makes All About Eve such a brilliant film was used previously (and to good effect) in A Letter to Three Wives."
‑ Matt Bailey, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
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