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All About Eve

Drama Margo Channing (Bette Davis), leading dame of the New York stage, is pushed aside by a fresh-faced fan who becomes her understudy, the duplicitous Eve (Anne Baxter). Eve’s humble background and eager innocence fools all while she subtly digs in her claws, tearing Margo from her friends and colleagues as she desperately grasps her chance for stardom.
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Douglas Pratt
The Hollywood Reporter
"Mankiewicz's flair for dialog is so perfected that all three actresses shoot fireworks whenever they open their mouths" POS
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Edward Guthmann
"Is there anyone alive who hasn't seen All About Eve -- anyone who doesn't love movies, that is??"  POS
United StatesUnited States
Bosley Crowther
The New York Times
"A withering satire—witty, mature and worldly-wise"  POS
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Abel Green
"'All About Eve' has substance in virtually every dramatic and romantic mood, which have been given proper shading and projection by producer Darryl F. Zanuck and Mankiewicz."  POS
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Roger Ebert
"Her greatest role (...) Davis was a character, an icon with a grand style, so even her excesses are realistic (…) Rating: ★★★★ (out of 4)"  POS
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Joseph Jon Lanthier
"The movie may occasionally sound like a collage of monotone epigrams, but the depth of its social rancor is virtually unparalleled in classic film (…) Rating: ★★★½ (out of 5)"  POS
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Marc Lee
"Davis invests her performance with irresistible charisma."  POS
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Ben Walters
Time Out
"Joseph L Mankiewicz’s film dissects the narcissism and hypocrisy of the spotlight (...) but pays equal attention to the challenges of enacting womanhood (…) Rating: ★★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
"Nothing sounds remotely natural (...) Mankiewicz's cynicism is only skin-deep, but the film's tinny brilliance still pleases."  NEU
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