What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1960)

As a child, Baby Jane Hudson was the toast of vaudeville. As an adult, however, Baby Jane was overshadowed by her more talented sister, Blanche, who became a top movie star. Then, one night in the early '30s, came the accident, which… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 25, 1997
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Don Druker
Chicago Reader

Aldrich's direction and dynamite performances from the two old troupers make this film an experience.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

There is nothing particularly moving or significant about these two.

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Alan Jones
Radio Times

The on-screen fireworks were reportedly fuelled by off-screen hatred, but the chemistry between the stars is unquestionably hair-raising and upped the Gothic stakes to camp shock levels.

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Variety Staff
Variety

The chain of circumstances grows, violence creating violence. Once the inept, draggy start is passed, the film's pace builds with ever-growing force.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Gorgeously atmospheric in both the visuals and the soundtrack, and it's a marathon of high-impact Grand Dame acting.

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Andrew Schenker
Little White Lies

There are plenty of thrills and no shortage of suspense in this darkly comic horror film.

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Time Out

The Grand Guignol elements themselves are relatively forced and unconvincing.

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Philip French
Observer [UK]

[A] frightening, darkly comic picture ...

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Mike McCahill
Guardian

Remains fascinatingly warped: an extended study in decaying flesh, set to a score mordantly trying to break into Hooray for Hollywood.

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Flixster Audience Score: 92% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
Spurred by jealousy and guilt, a former child star tortures her wheelchair-bound sister as she tries to make a comeback. Torture-porn and the obvious precursor… More
Spencer S.
A thriller that is so chillingly terrifying, not solely because of the amazing and out of this world performance from Bette Davis, but because of the… More
Apeneck Fletcher
I just saw this again and zowie, is Bette Davis hot! Very nearly a companion piece to Sunset Boulevard and another sizzling commentary on the price of fame.… More
Carlos Magalh„es
Davis and Crawford are priceless here, embracing their roles with tremendous passion and delivering spectacular performances like horror queens in this campy… More
Reid Volk
Love is a many splendored-thing. Or so the cinema would lead us to believe. Over the years we as a people have been subjected to countless tales of… More
xGary Xx
A wheelchair-bound ex-Hollywood star is terrorized within her own home by her jealous and alcoholic elder sister. Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? hasn't… More

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