Mildred Pierce 1945

Critics score:
82 / 100

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Don Druker, Chicago Reader: The archetypal Joan Crawford movie. Read more

New York Times: Joan Crawford is playing a most troubled lady, and giving a sincere and generally effective characterization of same. Read more

TIME Magazine: All this is good melodrama and fair entertainment, but it is much closer to the waltz-time schmalz of Kathleen Norris than to the fox-trot brass of James M. Cain. Read more

Time Out: The film is a chilling demonstration of the fact that, in a patriarchal society, when a woman steps outside the home the end result may be disastrous. Read more

Manny Farber, The New Republic: The production, mainly because of Michael Curtiz's direction, is unimaginative and badly hoked-up. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: A class feature, showmanly produced by Jerry Wald and tellingly directed by Michael Curtiz. Read more