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  1. Richmond Hill's rating of the film The Barefoot Contessa

    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. petit astronaute's rating of the film The Barefoot Contessa

    (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.

  3. FISCHER's rating of the film The Barefoot Contessa

    Oeuvre presque parfaite, d'une approche souvent complexe qui séduit toujours. www.cinefiches.com

  4. Aardsy's rating of the film The Barefoot Contessa

  5. Jeremiah Johnson's rating of the film The Barefoot Contessa

    So much voiceover but then who can get tired of Humphrey's voice.

  6. berat bayer's rating of the film The Barefoot Contessa

  7. Beatrice Lorenzini's rating of the film The Barefoot Contessa

    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.

  8. Howard Fritzson's rating of the film The Barefoot Contessa

    It is surprising that someone as savvy as Mankiewicz could have made a movie as unhip as this. It is fun to watch but it is crap. Ava Gardner is something special, however. Jack Cardiff's cinematography is sublime, as usual.

  9. RoRoRoro's rating of the film The Barefoot Contessa

  10. Charles Coleman's rating of the film The Barefoot Contessa

  11. Gone Daddy Gone's rating of the film The Barefoot Contessa

    Wow, Ava really pulled off that pink silk-wizard's-cape something.

  12. Michael Harbour's rating of the film The Barefoot Contessa

    A modestly proportioned behind-the-scenes Hollywood melodrama that collapses under the weight of a triptych of narrators. The friendship sans romance between Bogart and Gardner was refreshing, charming, and unexpected.

  13. Eugene Kotlyarenko's rating of the film The Barefoot Contessa

    INCREDIBLE. Love the structure of this film and the way it's told.

  14. msmichel's rating of the film The Barefoot Contessa

    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.

  15. Christofer Pierson's rating of the film The Barefoot Contessa

    One of the talkiest of talkies. A movie in love with the sound of its own voice, which makes it not much of a movie at all. Might have worked as a novel.

  16. Yashoda's rating of the film The Barefoot Contessa

    Pretty good, but All About Eve it ain't. There's some charming dialogue from Bogart, and Ava Gardner's a pleasure to watch, but the film lacks unity.

  17. NealEdelstein's rating of the film The Barefoot Contessa

    Edmond O'Brien's best performance?