The Two-Faced Woman
The Two-Faced Woman (1941)

This George Cukor romantic comedy casts Greta Garbo as ski instructor Karin Borg Blake. She gives lessons to wealthy American playboy Larry Blake (Melvyn Douglas), and the two fall in love and marry even though Larry has a girlfriend named… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1941
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Critic Score: 25% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Had the script writers and the director, George Cukor, entered into the spirit of the thing with as much enthusiasm, lack of self-consciousness and abandon as the star, the result would have been a smash hit.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

This is a clumsy, lazy film, which reminded me all too painfully of some of our modern-day clumsy, lazy romantic comedies.

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Emanuel Levy

This light comedy with Garbo playing twins was considered dismal and blamed for Garbo's retirement; however, there are some minor pleasures.

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Tom Milne
Time Out

Garbo's last film, graced by some charming scenes and directed with Cukor's usual flair, but hardly sending her off in a blaze of glory.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Just an average romance comedy that hasn't changed the face of the genre, but isn't the waste of time the reviews deemed it as at the time...

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It's a standard plot and, despite the combined talents of cast and director, this is no more than a standard comedy.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

I still wouldn't hold it up as a sterling example of American wit, but it has its moments, and Garbo does a hell of a rhumba.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

The final film is today still a watchable comedy, but it turns Garbo into something she's not.

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Flixster Audience Score: 24% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Not the total disaster of legend, hardly Garbo's best but a pleasant trifle.