Atom User Reviews for It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

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The greatest Christmas movie ever!

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Quite possibly the best movie ever!!!

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Just the “Christmas” movie

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Metacritic

100

It's one of those ageless movies, like Casablanca or The Third Man, that improves with age. Some movies, even good ones, should only be seen once. When we know how they turn out, they've surrendered their mystery and appeal. Other movies can be viewed an indefinite number of times. Like great music, they improve with familiarity. It's a Wonderful Life falls in the second category.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
70

Indeed, the weakness of this picture, from this reviewer's point of view, is the sentimentality of it—its illusory concept of life. Mr. Capra's nice people are charming, his small town is a quite beguiling place and his pattern for solving problems is most optimistic and facile. But somehow they all resemble theatrical attitudes rather than average realities. And Mr. Capra's turkey dinners philosophy, while emotionally gratifying, doesn't fill the hungry paunch.

Metacritic review by Bosley Crowther
Bosley Crowther
The New York Times