Bosley Crowther, New York Times

  1. Bedazzled 1968 full review
  2. Doctor Dolittle 1967 The music is not exceptional, the rendering of the songs lacks variety, and the pace, under Richard Fleischer's direction, is slow and without surprise. Indeed, toward the end it is perfunctory. Things happen mechanically. full review
  3. The Graduate 1967 Makes you feel a little tearful and choked-up while it is making you laugh yourself raw.
  4. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner 1967 A most delightfully acted and gracefully entertaining film. full review
  5. Valley of the Dolls 1967 It's an unbelievably hackneyed and mawkish mish-mash of backstage plots and Peyton Place adumbrations. full review
  6. The Sand Pebbles 1966 full review
  7. The Agony and the Ecstasy 1965 full review
  8. 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
  9. Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb 1964 The most shattering sick joke I've ever come across. full review
  10. Zulu 1964 Students of such things in movies should appreciate this one, for it has all the standard ingredients of the heroic hold-the-fort film. full review
  11. Charade 1963 I tell you, this light-hearted picture is full of such gruesome violence. full review
  12. McLintock! 1963 full review
  13. West Side Story 1961 What they have done with West Side Story in knocking it down and moving it from stage to screen is to reconstruct its fine material into nothing short of a cinema masterpiece. full review
  14. The Apartment 1960 A gleeful, tender and even sentimental film. full review
  15. Never on Sunday 1960 full review
  16. Journey to the Center of the Earth 1959 It's really not very striking make-believe, when all is said and done. full review
  17. Imitation of Life 1958 This modernized remake of Miss Hurst's frankly lachrymose tale is much the same as its soggy predecessor. It is the most shameless tear-jerker in a couple of years. full review
  18. The Long, Hot Summer 1958 The Long, Hot Summer starts superbly and ends in a senseless, flabby heap. full review
  19. Witness for the Prosecution 1957 And the air in the courtroom fairly crackles with emotional electricity, until that staggering surprise in the last reel. full review
  20. The Big Knife 1955 full review
  21. The Seven Year Itch 1955 Miss Monroe clearly plays the title role. full review
  22. Carmen Jones 1954 A crazy mixed-up film. full review
  23. River of No Return 1954 Director Otto Preminger has thrown all the grandeur and menace of these features upon the eye-filling CinemaScope screen. full review
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. Donovan's Brain 1953 full review
  27. 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
  28. How To Marry A Millionaire 1953 full review
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. The African Queen 1951 And so Mr. Huston merits credit for putting this fantastic tale on a level of sly, polite kidding and generally keeping it there, while going about the happy business of engineering excitement and visual thrills. full review
  32. The Day the Earth Stood Still 1951 It is comforting, of course, to have it made plain that our planetary neighbors are much wiser and more peaceful than are we, but this makes for a tepid entertainment in what is anamolously labeled the science-fiction field. full review
  33. The Desert Fox 1951 full review
  34. 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.
  35. Cheaper By the Dozen 1950 full review
  36. I Was a Male War Bride 1949 The flimsiness of the film's foundations and the disorder of its episodes provoke the inevitable impression that it all fell together en route. full review
  37. 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
  38. Call Northside 777 1948 In short, there is nothing in this picture except a whopping shortcut towards the end -- and a few false parochialisms -- to keep it from banging the bell. full review
  39. Raw Deal 1948 full review
  40. Gentleman's Agreement 1947 The film still has abundant meaning and should be fully and widely enjoyed. full review
  41. Brewster's Millions 1945 full review
  42. Double Indemnity 1944 Such folks as delight in murder stories for their academic elegance alone should find this one steadily diverting, despite its monotonous pace and length. full review
  43. Jane Eyre 1944 full review
  44. Dumbo 1941 A film you will never forget. full review
  45. The Lady Eve 1941 Now there's no question about it: Preston Sturges is definitely and distinctly the most refreshing new force to hit the American motion pictures in the past five years. full review
  46. Man Hunt 1941 full review
  47. The Mummy's Hand 1940 full review
  48. Our Town 1940 full review

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