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  1. Cartaphilus's rating of the film Magnificent Obsession

  2. FISCHER's rating of the film Magnificent Obsession

    Superbe chef-d'oeuvre du mélodrame, avec deux acteurs étonnants de maîtrise, Jane Wyman et Rock Hudson, simplement remarquables... www.cinefiches.com

  3. Nelson Núñez's rating of the film Magnificent Obsession

    Un melodrama acerca de un hombre frívolo e irresponsable que se redime gracias al amor y termina ayudando desinteresadamente a su prójimo. Creo que esta película y Europa 51 formarían una buena sesión doble.

  4. Au Hasard's rating of the film Magnificent Obsession

  5. Lynch/Fellini's rating of the film Magnificent Obsession

    This tale of a reckless playboy turned saint is a prime example of melodrama done correctly and as a result manages to be heartbreaking and hard to resist.

  6. Daniel S.'s rating of the film Magnificent Obsession

    **1/2. Just too much for me. Jane Wyman could have played Rock Hudson's mother. Nice colours and lovely flowers though.

  7. James Mackin's rating of the film Magnificent Obsession

    I have a magnificent obsession with this emotional rollercoaster of a film.

  8. pirri's rating of the film Magnificent Obsession

  9. SpacePirate's rating of the film Magnificent Obsession

    Top quality Sirk. One of the finest 50s soaps

  10. Cinema Omnivore's rating of the film Magnificent Obsession

    7/10, my review: http://wp.me/p1eXom-1WK

  11. Ethan's rating of the film Magnificent Obsession

    Nobody knew melodrama and color like Douglas Sirk, a little over the top at times but it is like looking at a portrait of human emotion.

  12. Duncan Gray's rating of the film Magnificent Obsession

    Pretty damn weird, even by Sirk standards, and unfortunately the soapiness is relatively light on commentary. Still, it occupies a key place in his filmography, and it imparts the wisdom (just like Hitchcock's Vertigo) that if you're dealing with a narrative that's completely preposterous, just push everything—music, color, emotion—so far over the top that it becomes surrealist poetry.

  13. Elena Lazic's rating of the film Magnificent Obsession

    how i wish i could see a douglas sirk film on the big screen

  14. Mike A's rating of the film Magnificent Obsession

    In the Ross Hunter collabs at least, Sirk comes off as a very straightforward director. He places his actors simply and effectively, giving them lots of room and highlighting the setting without dividing the viewer's attention too much. What he achieves is a heightened legibility; he uses simple visual logic to evoke emotion as directly as possible.

  15. Marcelo Pereira's rating of the film Magnificent Obsession

  16. This is Jake Kath's rating of the film Magnificent Obsession

    Diabolical as fuck. This one is all about Rock Hudson though. It's such a delight to watch his moral crisis! The music ques are very clever and nice technicolor.

  17. StellaWasaDiver's rating of the film Magnificent Obsession

    Moving score by Frank Skinner but some hollow acting from just about everybody, especially Agnes Moorehead and her disapproving looks. Technicolor looks great but it's looked better in other pictures.

  18. Eleanor Abernathy's rating of the film Magnificent Obsession

    good but not great. the christian aspect of this film kinda ruined it for me--still a decent watch for a saturday afternoon.

  19. Richmond Hill's rating of the film Magnificent Obsession

    Sirk's so-called ironic melodramatic swipes tend to leave me in two minds: simply lush soap operas or sly critiques of the hand that feeds them? Try as I might, one's reading tends to plump for the former. You can impose a retro-camp sensibility on these extravaganzas of insincerity (plenty of heavy underlining with celestial choirs and gaudy colour) , but don't dig too deeply - you might chip the varnish. Silly fun.