Gone With the Wind
Gone With the Wind (1939)

Gone With the Wind boils down to a story about a spoiled Southern girl's hopeless love for a married man. Producer David O. Selznick managed to expand this concept, and Margaret Mitchell's best-selling novel, into nearly four… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: March 7, 2000
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Filmed and presented on a scale not seen in modern productions, Gone with the Wind is, if not the definitive Hollywood film, then certainly near the top of the list.

Stanley Kauffmann
The Atlantic

It's remarkable that after spending almost eight hours of my existence in front of this film, I can remember only two points vividly.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

A critic-proof movie if there ever was one: it isn't all that good, but somehow it's great.

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Andrew Collins
Radio Times

Running to nearly four hours and boasting at least three directors, this epic American Civil War romantic drama is more of a symbol of the Hollywood studio system than a mere movie.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Gone With the Wind endures and deepens with the passing of time because Scarlett and Rhett are as modern as its open ending.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

What more can one say about this much-loved, much discussed blockbuster?

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Mark Kermode
Observer [UK]

Boasts epic visuals (the civil war, Atlanta on fire etc) as sweeping as Max Steiner's score.

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John C. Flinn Sr.

One of the truly great films, destined for record-breaking boxoffice business everywhere.

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Douglas Pratt
Hollywood Reporter

The film that perhaps defines Hollywood.

Sophie Monks Kaufman
Little White Lies

The performances of eternally glittering movie stars Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable ... exist in a league of their own, demanding rapt attention in scene after scene.

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Flixster Audience Score: 93% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Gone with the Wind is an epic drama that has its secured place in the history of cinema. With a grand story, standout performances and exceptional direction,… More
Mark Hobin
What else can I offer that hasn't been already said a million times before? Any film that can run 3 hours and 42 minutes without ever failing to hold the… More
Daniel Perry
There probably isn't much new to say about a film coming up on its 75th anniversary, but I'll say this for it: even with its now unacceptable… More
Lucas Martins
A perfect direction with perfect actings and screenplay, Gone With the Wind is a four hours testimony of a mess love story and a part of the American story.… More
Kase Vollebregt
Yes, it is 'Gone with the Wind'. But I will not give in to public opinion because of the film's mere reputation. Instead, I will be honest in… More
Reid Volk
After years of pushing this film further and further down in my Netflix queue, I finally caved and gave this much celebrated epic four hours of my life. While I… More

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