All About Eve
All About Eve (1950)

Based on the story The Wisdom of Eve by Mary Orr, All About Eve is an elegantly bitchy backstage story revolving around aspiring actress Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter). Tattered and forlorn, Eve shows up in the dressing room of Broadway… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 1, 1950
DVD Release Date: October 5, 1999
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Consensus: Smart, sophisticated, and devastatingly funny, All About Eve is a Hollywood classic that only improves with age.

Kate Cameron
New York Daily News

All About Eve is not only a brilliant and clever portrait of an actress, it is a downright funny film, from its opening scene to the final fadeout.

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Robert Hatch
The New Republic

What makes the picture seem so good (what makes it eminently worth seeing) is the satirical touches in its detail and the performance of Bette Davis.

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S. James Wegg

Bette Davis is most certainly at the top of her game playing the crowd favourite Margo Channing,...

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Ben Walters
Time Out

Joseph L Mankiewicz's film dissects the narcissism and hypocrisy of the spotlight as sharply as [Billy Wilder's Sunset Blvd], but pays equal attention to the challenges of enacting womanhood.

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TIME Magazine

It crackles with smart, smarting dialogue.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

One of the greatest films of post-WWII Hollywood.

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

Joseph Mankiewicz was Hollywood's midcentury master of comic drama, and All About Eve, from 1950, was one of his signal achievements.

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Abel Green

The Zanuck production investiture is plush in every department.

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Witney Seibold

Joseph L. Mankiewicz' All About Eve is a rich, impeccably written, gunshot sharp black comedy about an aging actress, the go-getter who seeks to supplant her, and the heaping pile of carefully fostered artisanal bitchiness that they construct.

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Flixster Audience Score: 94% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
This sophisticated tale of ambition, glamour and backstabbing in Hollywood and show business is superbly directed by Mankievicz, with a delicious sense of… More
Chris Weber
Once again, someone decided to take a typical "backstage backstabbing drama" type story and turn it into a prestige picture. The film follows an… More
Letitia Lew
The script is spectacular. And there's just so much acting to appreciate in this film, especially Bette Davis's snarky, proud, self-indulgent and… More
Sergio Garcia
Go for it in Wal-Mart for less than 50 pesos. What a bargain. What a great performances from Bette Davis and Anne Baxter. It's classic good noir Hollywood… More
Jameson Worley
Brilliant! A classic film; absolutely fantastic. All About Eve is a film about a young woman named Eve (Baxter) who aligns herself into the life of aging… More
Jim Hunter
A diva actress takes in a war widow, who eventually plots and schemes to steal the spotlight. The highlights of this classic are Bette Davis's indomitable… More