Generally unconvincing despite some sparky inside-Hollywood dialogue as you'd expect from the author, although More About Eve, it is not. The conceit is a sound one but the decision to have a split three-way narrative and - more problematically - little development of the object of attention, grounds this one after Bogart's slice of the pie is over (the final romance is too hurried). Gardner looks ravishing though.
(2.5 | 2K) Can someone kill the narrators? It's too evident the way Mankiewicz manipulates the narrative. The stitches show albeit all the wrapping. It feels like a shit-shot's show off. That ever returning to the funeral present tense is a drag. The ending is very maladroit. And there are also good things.
Non sono (quasi) mai stata affascinata dai personaggi di bogart (sì, mi merito la sassaiola) ma ogni singola battuta che pronuncia in questo film è un piccolo capolavoro. E se questo non bastasse, l'atmosfera che regna in questo film, dall'inizio alla fine, è qualcosa di raro e preziosissimo.
An interesting effort from Mankiewicz; not really one of his best. An insider "showbiz'" film that never really gets insider enough. Some good scathing dialoque peppered throughout but nothing that really cuts to the bone. Bogart fine, Gardner sexy as hell and O'Brien somewhat static in what wound up an oscar winning performance. "All About Eve" this just isn't.