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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A film that deserves to be seen (or seen again)."
‑ Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"Picture however holds passages that slow movement down to a walk."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Much of the dialogue is comic gold, with several risque quips somehow making it past the censors ("He could crack a coconut with those knees ... if he could get them together!")."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"a bitchy but endearing mix of comedy and melodrama. Norma Shearer holds the chaos together with improbable dignity."
‑ Nathaniel Rogers, Film Experience
"An early, classic manifestation of the chick flick if ever we saw one, it achieves everything it sets out to."
‑ David Parkinson, Empire Magazine
"The catty banter and Wildean aphorisms (some of them contributed by Anita Loos) are delivered with impeccable timing by a cast only MGM could have mustered."
‑ Ted Shen, Chicago Reader
"A more eccentric film than the following year's The Philadelphia Story, with which it shares a couple of faces, it's almost as fabulous."
‑ , Time Out
"Isn't quite as nasty as it probably could have been, coming several years after the establishment of the Hays Code, but it's still plenty witty."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"It's the irrevocable women's pic of the 1930s."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The tagline says it's all about men, but this 1939 comedy is really a testament to the females of a certain era, and how they go about securing their comfort and happiness."
‑ Jeremiah Kipp, Slant Magazine
"[Cukor is] at his best with a cast that includes Rosalind Russell, Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Hedda Hopper, Ruth Hussey, Paulette Goddard, and Joan Fontaine."
‑ Don Druker, Chicago Reader
"A pretty superb and remarkable film..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Directed by Cukor with his trademark elegance, and proof of the filmmaker's famed ability to direct female actresses, this sparkling satire on backbiting, privileged women continues to delight."
‑ Tom Dawson, Film4
"Cukor's all-star version of Booth's stinging play is all about wisecracking cattiness of wives and mistresses (of the upper class), confirming men's suspicions of what women talk about when they are not around."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Cukor's direction is rich and confident, and the whole production fairly shimmers."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
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