To Be or Not to Be 1942

Critics score:
98 / 100

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Charles Taylor, Terribly funny. Read more

Bosley Crowther, New York Times: To say it is callous and macabre is understating the case. Read more

Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader: One of the most profound, emotionally complex comedies ever made, covering a range of tones from satire to slapstick to shocking black humor. Read more

TIME Magazine: To Be is a very funny comedy, salted to taste with melodrama and satire. Read more

Rod McShane, Time Out: It's certainly one of the finest comedies ever to come out of Paramount. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: Lubitsch's guidance provides a tense dramatic pace with events developed deftly and logically throughout. Read more