The Examiner gives it a full 5 stars, calls it "an exceptional film about the hapless pursuit of fulfillment," and says,
One of cinema's all-time best, director William Wyler, was at the helm of this little gem. The composition and choreography of his scenes -especially those between husband and wife as they bicker, argue, grow apart and, sometimes, come back together- are a joy to watch.DVD Talk says, "Dodsworth is absorbing to watch. It's the strange exception to the rule; a movie made 65 years ago that not only hasn't dated, but is more balanced than many modern movies on the same subject." TCM has some information. Rotten Tomatoes has a critics score of 87%.