What a Way to Go!
What a Way to Go! (1964)

This lavishly produced, big-budget comedy (it cost $20 million in 1964 dollars) stars Shirley MacLaine as Louisa, a widow who is worth $200 million dollars. However, she's convinced that her fortune is cursed, and she wants to give all… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 12, 1964
DVD Release Date: January 11, 2005
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Critic Score: 17% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Bosley Crowther
New York Times

J. Lee Thompson's direction has failed to coalesce a good, firm farce. It lets the whole thing flap wildly -- and that's no way to make a film.

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Emanuel Levy

A star vehicle for Shirley MacLaine, Thompson's film is a tediously episodic black comedy about a wealthy widow and her five husbands; Newman, Mitchum, and Martin are all wasted.

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Variety Staff

A big, gaudy, gimmicky comedy which continually promises more than it delivers by way of wit and/or bellylaffs.

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TV Guide

The fact was that it simply wasn't very funny.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

The talents of an incredible group of actors are pooled for this effervescent comedy that was originally conceived as a starring vehicle for Marilyn Monroe.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An unappealing episodic black comedy that gets stuck in its own silliness.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Silly shenanigans with Shirley a daffy delight as she works through a series of husbands and crazy production numbers. Her costumes have to be seen to be… More
Jennifer Xu
A delightful confection of a movie made primarily to showcase Edith Head's sumptuous outfits. It's really an experience to see all these big stars… More