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Ratings & Reviews

  1. FISCHER's rating of the film The Letter

    Bette Davis est toujours aussi évidente dans ses rôles de garce sublime... www.cinefiches.com

  2. bulgrin's rating of the film The Letter

    What a great noir this is. Tends to perfect. A strong performance of Bette Davis.

  3. Deiner's rating of the film The Letter

    Initially I was dissatistied with this film but after revisiting it, it was like a new experience to me. I thought it was more engaging this 2nd time around and while not perfect, I came to fully appreciate its strong points. The direction itself is really strong since Wyler managed to turn this rather simple story into a multi-layered, striking and visually stunning film. I was in awe of its impecable photography.

  4. wiwitaek's rating of the film The Letter

    +2 for the style and Bette Davis.

  5. Aardsy's rating of the film The Letter

    Pretty nondescript, ends badly, but Davis is great.

  6. José Neves's rating of the film The Letter

    The director par excellence of the standard language, with an application of the virtues and limitations of such, as the camera movements, depth of field and cinematography, all established for the enjoyment of an immaculate narrative. The starting and end sequences are a fruitful example of this, in a way that evoked Tourneur's "I Walked with...". The rest is mainly Bette Davis, ie the thick line of professionalism.

  7. Hugo Poderoso's rating of the film The Letter

    Bette Davis' murderous passion and the tropical mysterious surroundings are both menaces to the snobbish Western colonialist manners.

  8. Andrew Miller's rating of the film The Letter

    The camera glides in the moonlight, watches death at work.

  9. Esra Yılmaz's rating of the film The Letter

    well directed,well played but it was pretty obvious there was nothing mysterious

  10. SpacePirate's rating of the film The Letter

    The Little Foxes may be the better of the two, but this is still a fabulous Davis-Wyler collab. Davis actually gives a comparatively restrained (for her) performance in this one, similar to that of Now, Voyager. The rather dark ending is uncharacteristic of Hollywood at the time, and this is also one of the best "shot" Hollywood films pre-Kane. 4.5 stars

  11. Güven Şahinkanat's rating of the film The Letter

    developmental process of situations in the film did not satisfy me . It started to become exciting after the court scenes ...

  12. Dogukan4Ever's rating of the film The Letter

  13. Ilker Oruç's rating of the film The Letter

    Güzel film. Çekim sahneleri basit fakat tatmin edici. Az sahne ile de güzel film yapılabilinirin kanıtı. Oyunculuk 1940 ları anlatıyor. Karakterler özenle seçilmiş.

  14. Howard Fritzson's rating of the film The Letter

    This is pretty close to a masterpiece. In any event, Davis's performance certainly is. Update: I just saw this film again. It is the best movie Davis ever made. Not her best performance. That would be "Jezebel." She and Wyler were a wondrous team.

  15. Daniel S.'s rating of the film The Letter

    Somerset Maugham's novels and novellas inspired and will still inspire a lot of screen writers. The atmospheric writer's world is a godsend for a director like William Wyler. Observe the scene when Bette Davis gives her version of the murder. Four characters are on the screen and the four of them are turning their back on the camera. Because there is nothing to see at this moment. That's mise-en-scene. Masterpiece.

  16. Linus II's rating of the film The Letter

    The death-wish moon is corny, but it works with Davis in the lead and an omniscient camera hovering all over the place.

  17. Mr. Dude_o_o's rating of the film The Letter

    Surprising opening sequence, that never-ending tension and the dark ending.

  18. Cinema Omnivore's rating of the film The Letter

    Hooray for Davis, another impressive performance showcase!

  19. Amadeus Magnus's rating of the film The Letter

    Great cinematography. Welcome to Chinatown.

  20. MarcH's rating of the film The Letter

    Watch as Davis's character strips away her lies and "play-acting" toward the end, when she tells the true story to her husband and lawyer. A pretty damn great performance, I'd say.

  21. Dave's rating of the film The Letter

    Bette Davis is superb in one of the best-looking films of the 1940s. The opening murder sequence starts things in spectacular fashion and then Wyler and DP Tony Gaudio take over to make the shadows creep over everything on the plantation.