All About Eve
All About Eve (1950)

Based on the story The Wisdom of Eve by Mary Orr, All About Eve is an elegantly bitchy backstage story revolving around aspiring actress Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter). Tattered and forlorn, Eve shows up in the dressing room of Broadway… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 5, 1999
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Consensus: Smart, sophisticated, and devastatingly funny, All About Eve is a Hollywood classic that only improves with age.

Richard Brody
New Yorker

Joseph Mankiewicz was Hollywood's midcentury master of comic drama, and All About Eve, from 1950, was one of his signal achievements.

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Abel Green
Variety

The Zanuck production investiture is plush in every department.

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Tony Sloman
Radio Times

A classic movie, whose qualities remind us that there once was a Hollywood where such sophisticated treats could be made.

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Robert Hatch
The New Republic

What makes the picture seem so good (what makes it eminently worth seeing) is the satirical touches in its detail and the performance of Bette Davis.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

[Features] more quotable dialogue in one movie than most screenwriters manage in a lifetime.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

All About Eve is deliciously fun to watch with characters playing versions of themselves (most noticeably Bette Davis) and being quite introspective for its day.

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TIME Magazine

It crackles with smart, smarting dialogue.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

The hoped-for tone of Restoration comedy never quite materializes, perhaps because Mankiewicz's cynicism is only skin-deep, but the film's tinny brilliance still pleases.

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Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

Bette Davis is fabulous in this role.

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Flixster Audience Score: 95% Flixster User Reviews
Letitia Lew
The script is spectacular. And there's just so much acting to appreciate in this film, especially Bette Davis's snarky, proud, self-indulgent and… More
Carlos Magalh„es
A sophisticated tale of ambition, glamour and backstabbing in Hollywood and show business. Perfectly directed and with a delicious sense of humor, this superb… More
Jameson Worley
Brilliant! A classic film; absolutely fantastic. All About Eve is a film about a young woman named Eve (Baxter) who aligns herself into the life of aging… More
Sergio Garcia
Go for it in Wal-Mart for less than 50 pesos. What a bargain. What a great performances from Bette Davis and Anne Baxter. It's classic good noir Hollywood… More
Chris Weber
Once again, someone decided to take a typical "backstage backstabbing drama" type story and turn it into a prestige picture. The film follows an… More
Jim Hunter
A diva actress takes in a war widow, who eventually plots and schemes to steal the spotlight. The highlights of this classic are Bette Davis's indomitable… More

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