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  1. Renata A's rating of the film The Bad and the Beautiful

    "And don't worry, some of the best movies are made by people working together who hate each other's guts"

  2. SpacePirate's rating of the film The Bad and the Beautiful

    Great cast, screenplay, and direction. Douglas gives, for him, quite a restrained nuanced performance. Minnelli keeps the pacing flawless, and the episodic nature of the storytelling (with each character telling their own stories of why they hate Douglas) makes it a fantastic early 50s drama. This one a primer for great 50s classics that followed. Douglas screaming "Get out! Get out!" is forever burned into memory.

  3. bryanvmh's rating of the film The Bad and the Beautiful

    "There are no great men. Just men."

  4. Beatrice Lorenzini's rating of the film The Bad and the Beautiful

  5. Aardsy's rating of the film The Bad and the Beautiful

    Liberally peppered with sex.

  6. C's rating of the film The Bad and the Beautiful

    would have preferred if it was just the Lana Turner segment expanded

  7. Dignan's rating of the film The Bad and the Beautiful

    A few good scenes with writer/director against producer conflict.

  8. Blumes's rating of the film The Bad and the Beautiful

    "Maybe I like to be cheap once in a while...maybe everybody does."

  9. QuincyArthur's rating of the film The Bad and the Beautiful

    so is shields a forgivable genius or a fraud or what? despite encouragement I wasn't wholly convinced

  10. Illusion Travels By Streetcar's rating of the film The Bad and the Beautiful

    "Bad and the Beautiful explicity makes of filmmaking an artistic, passionaite, soul-crushing labor." http://illusionpodcast.blogspot.com/2014/09/episode-29-vincente-minnelli-melodramas.html

  11. LNLee's rating of the film The Bad and the Beautiful

    Yaaaas critical film about corrupt Hollywood yaaaas

  12. José Neves's rating of the film The Bad and the Beautiful

    Cinematography by Robert Surtees.

  13. Howard Fritzson's rating of the film The Bad and the Beautiful

    David Raksin's score is the gas that fuels this film.

  14. Checkpoint Charlie's rating of the film The Bad and the Beautiful

    I love "All About Eve" and "Sunset Blvd.", and honestly I didn't think of either in viewing this, though by comparison the other two are probably superior in their own right. This too, despite the perhaps obvious scenes of recollection and easily thrust-upon indebtedness, is a consummate work, maybe not on the level of the other two pictures, but thanks to Kirk's performance through and through.

  15. takaran's rating of the film The Bad and the Beautiful

    'All about Eve'/'Sunset Boulevard' show much more depth in their characters... but there is always something so comforting in the classic storytelling, even with the flat old fashioned female characters view...

  16. Ghostman's rating of the film The Bad and the Beautiful

    Apparently this is one of Joss Whedon's top five favorite films. I can see why haha

  17. Roscoe's rating of the film The Bad and the Beautiful

    Tedious, trite, and dull as dishwater -- an unclever reworking of ALL ABOUT EVE without the wit, intelligence, or great performances. Eminently skippable.

  18. Ingrid Bergman's rating of the film The Bad and the Beautiful

    Very clever storyline of a corrupt studio executive told in flashback by 3 people who each has good reason to hate him. A stellar cast boasting the talent of Kirk Douglas; Lana Turner; Dick Powell; Gloria Grahame and Walter Pidgeon in addition to fine character actors under the expert direction of Vincente Minnelli ensures that the film never descends into a turgid melodrama.

  19. Phil Worfel's rating of the film The Bad and the Beautiful

    Outstanding! Covers so many aspects of the darker side of the golden age of cinema. Wonderful characters and great structure!

  20. AKFilmFan's rating of the film The Bad and the Beautiful

    One of the best films about filmmaking with great performances (especially Douglas) and great direction by Minnelli.

  21. thedudeabides's rating of the film The Bad and the Beautiful

    Remember Sunset Boulevard, just that this is more humane when it unveils the movie industry, presenting both sides of the balance in a portrait in shades of gray. Wounds and remedies.

  22. Miasma's rating of the film The Bad and the Beautiful

  23. James R.'s rating of the film The Bad and the Beautiful

    Although this melodramatic Hollywood exposé may not have the same shock value it had 60 years ago, it still holds up surprisingly well today on its own terms. Lana Turner's star power doesn't quite compensate for her just adequate acting ability, which keeps this film from ranking as an unqualified classic. Otherwise, the cast is uniformly outstanding, including Kirk Douglas in one of his best performances.

  24. Sudipto Basu's rating of the film The Bad and the Beautiful

    This suffers from the same problem as S Ray's Nayak - moving in a zone which is chock-full of our expectations and ideas about Hollywood (just as Nayak is all about what we think of the private life of a superstar). Very rarely does this rise above the expected and the known.

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