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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Pierre.F's rating of the film A Double Life

    Un film brillant qui ne cesse de jouer avec les références à Othello de Shakespeare. Si en effet, ce film est fondé sur cette référence par les scènes de théâtre, il en reprend les codes à plus large échelle alors même que la diégèse tend à la délimiter dans le simple cadre des représentations théâtrales figurées. Il y a donc une forme de mise en abîme de la pièce au sein du film qui est archi intelligente.

  2. Michael Zyx MH Claes's rating of the film A Double Life

    Dr TONY & Mr SHAKESPEARE. Shelley WINTERS in bolero or night gown are well worth a visit. A bit outdated & talkative though. Curious that the victim is always the easy, young & pretty girl rather than the older woman. === Un peu bavard & poussiéreux, mais Shelley WINTERS en boléro & en chemise de nuit vaut le détour. Curieux que la victime soit toujours la fille légère, jeune & jolie plutôt que la femme + agée.

  3. Ma-rewind's rating of the film A Double Life

  4. FISCHER's rating of the film A Double Life

    Sur le thème de l'ambivalente identification théâtrale, de l'obsessionnelle morbidité amoureuse et de la sournoise duplicité du comportement névropathe, une oeuvre bienvenue du réalisateur George Cukor, traversée par une foultitude d'acteurs convaincants, dans une mise en scène d'une permanente efficacité.. www.cinefiches.com

  5. Christopher McQuain's rating of the film A Double Life

  6. eugenie de sade's rating of the film A Double Life

    almost silly, but by no exaggeration the most effective portrayal i have ever seen of madness and dissociation ever in any medium. a directorial MASTERPIECE of evocation.

  7. José Neves's rating of the film A Double Life

    Cinematography by Milton Krasner. It will not be an exaggeration to say that some of the great Cukor's revolve around the universe of representation- acting and its implications on the scenic drama - and this is one of his bests, absolutely consummate in the capacity of the light to settle the gray areas of the protagonist's personality, his demiurgic "pathos", conducted by a light that sculpts.

  8. AKFilmFan's rating of the film A Double Life

    With Coleman's performance and Cukor's norish direction this potentially silly story is elevated to an effective psychodrama that shows the dark side of The Method.

  9. Howard Orr's rating of the film A Double Life

    In its reification of an actor's torments it is a self-indulgent film, not least because it doesn't explicate his experiences in a clear psychological background. But Coleman's performance here is magnificent; in his unswerving sense of the sensitivity for subtelty in bodily and facial gestures that only cinema can detect, I have the heretical feeling he is really one of the greatest actors in all of cinema.