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Bosley Crowther, New York Times

  1. The Graduate 1967 Makes you feel a little tearful and choked-up while it is making you laugh yourself raw.
  2. Valley of the Dolls 1967 It's an unbelievably hackneyed and mawkish mish-mash of backstage plots and Peyton Place adumbrations. full review
  3. Fantastic Voyage 1966 All I can tell you is it is quite a trip. full review
  4. Becket 1964 Becket shows us a conflict that has more meaning for the heart than for the head. It is not a conflict to stand as a tempest violent and unforgettable, after 800 years. full review
  5. Charade 1963 I tell you, this light-hearted picture is full of such gruesome violence. full review
  6. McLintock! 1963 full review
  7. Never on Sunday 1960 full review
  8. The Long, Hot Summer 1958 The Long, Hot Summer starts superbly and ends in a senseless, flabby heap. full review
  9. Funny Face 1957 Funny Face...teams Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn in a delightfully balmy romance. full review
  10. Godzilla, King of the Monsters! 1956 full review
  11. The Big Knife 1955 full review
  12. Gog 1954 full review
  13. There's No Business Like Show Business 1954 full review
  14. Three Coins in the Fountain 1954 Three Coins in the Fountain is quite clearly a film in which the locale comes first. However, the nonsense of its fable tumbles nicely within the picture frame. full review
  15. White Christmas 1954 Director Michael Curtiz has made his picture look good. It is too bad that it doesn't hit the eardrums and the funnybone with equal force. full review
  16. Donovan's Brain 1953 full review
  17. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 1953 There is that about Miss Russell and also about Miss Monroe that keeps you looking at them even when they have little or nothing to do. Call it inherent magnetism. Call it luxurious coquetry. Call it whatever you fancy. full review
  18. How To Marry A Millionaire 1953 full review
  19. The Robe 1953 Tthe mightiness of masses and the forms of heroes have never loomed so large as they do in this studied demonstration, projected by CinemaScope. But an unwavering force of personal drama is missed in the size and the length of the show. full review
  20. Monkey Business 1952 As soon as this gag is established and provokes the obvious guffaws, the subsequent changes rung upon it become just a little dull. full review
  21. All About Eve 1950 A fine Darryl Zanuck production, excellent music and an air of ultra-class complete this superior satire. The legitimate theatre had better look to its laurels.
  22. Cheaper By the Dozen 1950 full review
  23. Twelve O'Clock High 1949 Wisely, the writers and director, Mr. King, have husbanded the potential of an illustrated mission for one big concentrated punch, and they have got into this major sequence great excitement and reality. full review
  24. Raw Deal 1948 full review
  25. Gentleman's Agreement 1947 The film still has abundant meaning and should be fully and widely enjoyed. full review
  26. Brewster's Millions 1945 full review
  27. Jane Eyre 1944 full review
  28. The Keys of the Kingdom 1944 full review
  29. Dumbo 1941 A film you will never forget. full review
  30. Man Hunt 1941 full review
  31. /titles/197793 Mr. McCarey's direction is unpropitiously and unaccountably slow. full review
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  33. /titles/199782 A gleeful, tender and even sentimental film. full review
  34. /titles/198242 It is a surpassing entertainment, one of the great epic films of our day. full review
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  36. /titles/199939 Fantasia is simply terrific -- as terrific as anything that has ever happened on a screen. full review
  37. /titles/197494 Two American institutions have combined to put out a piece of entertainment that will delight movie audiences for years. full review
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  39. /titles/197643 Meaningful in its implications, as well as loaded with interest and suspense, High Noon is a western to challenge Stagecoach for the all-time championship. full review
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  42. /titles/199796 full review
  43. /titles/199777 A warm and winning film, full of the sort of candid comment on plain, drab people that seldom reaches the screen. full review
  44. /titles/197577 Sentimental, yes, but also sturdy as a hickory stick. full review
  45. /titles/197170 It is a story as light as a feather and as old as yesterday's news, as transparent as a society column item and as smug as a foreign-made car. But Mr. Wilder...has made it into a commentary as crisp as a screed in a smart magazine. full review
  46. /titles/197815 For Shane contains something more than beauty and the grandeur of the mountains and plains, drenched by the brilliant Western sunshine and the violent, torrential, black-browed rains... full review
  47. /titles/197733 full review
  48. /titles/197769 Under Sydney Pollack's direction, they are all acting seamy sterotypes. full review