Inside Daisy Clover
Inside Daisy Clover (1966)

Daisy Clover (Natalie Wood) goes from teenage girl to movie star practically overnight when her demented mother enters her voice in a talent-search contest. From a broken-down carnival on the Santa Monica Pier, in no time at all she is… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1966
DVD Release Date: February 3, 2009
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Critic Score: 36% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
TIME Magazine

Hollywood self-satire is also a corridor of mirrors where movie makers are apt to start cringing.

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Time Out

Gavin Lambert's screenplay (from his own novel) lives in the land of the ambiguous and fey, which is probably why the film now seems subtle and attractive.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Entertaining showbiz tale despite being short on execution.

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David Denby
New Yorker

Wood's movements are spasmodic and graceless. The director Robert Mulligan can't quite find the rhythm, either. Some of the picture is whimsical, some of it as lugubrious as a horror movie.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

The talented director Robert Mulligan, apparently engulfed by studio overproduction, falters at times, not always knowing whether to play things straight or for laughs.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Grim but sometimes well-directed tale of insidious studio types in Old Hollywood.

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Variety Staff

Covering a two-year period, the outcome is at times disjointed and episodic as the title character played by Natalie Wood emerges more nebulous than definitive.

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TV Guide

Too much, too soon, for Daisy and for us.

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Emanuel Levy

Director Mulligan can't find the right tone for Gavin Lambert's inside Hollywood tale about a girl rise to stardom before collapsing and so the story veers from a cautionary fable to Gothic melodrama to farce, but some of the acting is good.

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Aj V
This is such a disappointing movie! It's got a fantastic cast, but it wastes them on a cliched, predictable, old story with nothing new to offer. I will… More
Nelson Pickens
"Inside Daisy Clover" is the earliest movie I've seen that features an actress play on the same field as any of the top actors of the time.… More
Walter M.
"Inside Daisy Clover" starts with Mrs. Clover(Ruth Gordon) reporting her husband missing. So, what if it took her seven years to do so? Who's… More