Mildred Pierce
Mildred Pierce (1945)

Joan Crawford won an Academy Award for her bravura portrayal of the titular heroine in Mildred Pierce. The original James M. Cain novel concerns a wife and mother who works her way to financial security to provide a rosy future for her… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 4, 2003
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Manny Farber
The New Republic

The production, mainly because of Michael Curtiz's direction, is unimaginative and badly hoked-up.

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Variety Staff
Variety

A class feature, showmanly produced by Jerry Wald and tellingly directed by Michael Curtiz.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

Considered a film noir classic, it is more of a soap opera, despite the fact that the story revolves around a murder mystery. It is a story which artfully combines cynicism and sentimentality.

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TIME Magazine

All this is good melodrama and fair entertainment, but it is much closer to the waltz-time schmalz of Kathleen Norris than to the fox-trot brass of James M. Cain.

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Time Out

The film is a chilling demonstration of the fact that, in a patriarchal society, when a woman steps outside the home the end result may be disastrous.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Joan Crawford gives one of her most iconic (Oscar-winning) performances in Michael Curtiz's quintessential film noir and woman's picture of the 1940s.

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Don Druker
Chicago Reader

The archetypal Joan Crawford movie.

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New York Times

Joan Crawford is playing a most troubled lady, and giving a sincere and generally effective characterization of same.

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Film4

An undisputed classic.

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
The story of "Mildred Pierce," follows Mildred, a poor woman who is about to divorce her wealthy husband. Once this happens, she results to becoming a… More
Randy Tippy
Not to take anything away from Joan Crawford's performance, but this part had oscar written all over it regardless of who got cast. Strong, heroic female… More
AJ Verser
What a fantastic movie, I loved it, the story is great and the actors are even better! One of my favourite movies.
Devon Bott
Mildred Pierce (Joan Crawford) launches herself off the screen like a female Citizen Kane, only her motivation for success is the love of her incredibly spoiled… More
Jeremy Smith
Ida Corwin: "Personally, Veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young." Too right. Joan's master… More
Drew Smith
An explosive, female-centric noir with a shitload of rotten characters and some interesting moral dilemmas. Also featuring one of the most evil children ever to… More