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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/12/2019
Most famous for the backstage feud between its leading ladies, " What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" is a twisted thriller about sibling rivalry.
Indyfreak - wrote on 04/18/2017
The grand dame of psycho-biddy horror flicks, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane is an undeniably silly but suspenseful thriller with just the right amount of horror and humor.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 02/07/2013
Led by two brilliant performances, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? is a shattering psychological thriller, centered around the intriguing relationship between two aging sisters. Grey Gardens this is not, however, as Bette Davis turns in a commanding and terrifying performance as the overpowering Baby Jane Hudson and Joan Crawford is appropriately weak and pathetic as her sister, Blanche. The film hints at Sunset Boulevard-like themes of aging starlets, but takes a dark turn into Hitchcockian noir territory, resulting in a more harrowing film. The film's scares are subtle, but work within the context of the plot, as the engrossing performances make the film's script work.
donkeyknight - wrote on 05/02/2011
Bette Davis invents crazy. It helps to know the history behind this movie to appreciate how offbeat it was.
woody - wrote on 02/02/2011
When this movie used to come on TV (yes, back in the old days when you had to wait for them), I had a morbid fascination with it, and watched it intently each time. I knew the two stars had been big in previous decades and I wondered what brought them to the point of taking these grotesque roles. Now, after seeing many other Bette Davis and Joan Crawford movies, I appreciate the high Kitsch factor, and I can just imagine the behind-the-scenes banter and trash talk between Bette and Joan. Bette does have the juiciest role, by far. Another treat is the great character actor Victor Buono.
Chris Kavan - wrote on 12/21/2008
Classic campy thriller with Bette Davis at her most garish, and quite unnerving, playing off Joan Crawford. Over-the-top, yet completely watchable and entertaining.
Allison - wrote on 03/18/2008
Overall, an extremely silly movie. But I like Bette Davis a whole bunch so I checked it out. Campy-to-the-max.