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"[A] completely satisfying movie that quietly, gently blows you away. Exactly written, directed with a surgeon's precision and transcendently acted, SIDEWAYS brings emotional reality to a consistently amusing character comedy."Los Angeles Times "This is a building-block movie: Its stand-out excellence becomes apparent only gradually..."USA Today "[The film] fuses bracing wit and emotional gravity into something funny, touching and vital....Pure movie bliss." Rolling Stone "It's an intoxicating feeling when a movie excites and enlivens us like this..." Entertainment Weekly "[O]ne of the most incisive movies ever made about the intricacies of male bonding." Movieline's Hollywood Life "[A]s a painful, uproarious story of humanity, this is a perfectly contained cinematic experience." Premiere "SIDEWAYS is a thoughtful, comic road movie about people going through some kind of breakdown." Uncut "[T]he most likeable and affecting film that Payne has yet made." Sight and Sound Ranked #5 in Uncut's Best Films Of 2005 -- "It's a heartbreaking study of life, loves and second chances, beautifully performed by the two leads." Uncut54.84122

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"[A] completely satisfying movie that quietly, gently blows you away. Exactly written, directed with a surgeon's precision and transcendently acted, SIDEWAYS brings emotional reality to a consistently amusing character comedy."Los Angeles Times "This is a building-block movie: Its stand-out excellence becomes apparent only gradually..."USA Today "[The film] fuses bracing wit and emotional gravity into something funny, touching and vital....Pure movie bliss." Rolling Stone "It's an intoxicating feeling when a movie excites and enlivens us like this..." Entertainment Weekly "[O]ne of the most incisive movies ever made about the intricacies of male bonding." Movieline's Hollywood Life "[A]s a painful, uproarious story of humanity, this is a perfectly contained cinematic experience." Premiere "SIDEWAYS is a thoughtful, comic road movie about people going through some kind of breakdown." Uncut "[T]he most likeable and affecting film that Payne has yet made." Sight and Sound Ranked #5 in Uncut's Best Films Of 2005 -- "It's a heartbreaking study of life, loves and second chances, beautifully performed by the two leads." Uncut54.84122

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"...This may be Nicholson's boldest performance. It's certainly one of his best..."Rolling Stone "...The power of this great movie -- part comedy, part tragedy, part satire, mostly masterpiece -- is in the details..." Entertainment Weekly "...Instead of flash, what Mr. Nicholson brings to his role is a sorrowful awareness of human complexity whose emotional depth matches anything he has done in the movies before..." New York Times "...[Nicholson's] restraint is superbly on the mark..." USA Today "...[Nicholson's] acting is at once edgy and restrained, holding his natural exuberance on a tight leash, festering with dormant energies..." Sight and Sound "...The film is a gutsy, truthful, deeply rooted vision of contemporary American life, scaled to the size of an ordinary man....Payne has become the most gifted comic social satirist to hit our movies since Preston Sturges..." Los Angeles Times "...Payne elicits one of Nicholson's finest autumn-years performances in this excellent black comedy..." Total Film "[T]his is a film of ostensibly modest but utterly effective directorial touches." Uncut54.80461

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"[A] completely satisfying movie that quietly, gently blows you away. Exactly written, directed with a surgeon's precision and transcendently acted, SIDEWAYS brings emotional reality to a consistently amusing character comedy."Los Angeles Times "This is a building-block movie: Its stand-out excellence becomes apparent only gradually..."USA Today "[The film] fuses bracing wit and emotional gravity into something funny, touching and vital....Pure movie bliss." Rolling Stone "It's an intoxicating feeling when a movie excites and enlivens us like this..." Entertainment Weekly "[O]ne of the most incisive movies ever made about the intricacies of male bonding." Movieline's Hollywood Life "[A]s a painful, uproarious story of humanity, this is a perfectly contained cinematic experience." Premiere "SIDEWAYS is a thoughtful, comic road movie about people going through some kind of breakdown." Uncut "[T]he most likeable and affecting film that Payne has yet made." Sight and Sound Ranked #5 in Uncut's Best Films Of 2005 -- "It's a heartbreaking study of life, loves and second chances, beautifully performed by the two leads." Uncut54.77043

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"...ELECTION is a wonderfully acidulous satire....[The film] turns the usual conventions of the high-school comedy on their head..."Sight and Sound "...Mr. Broderick knows how to make a fool of himself in very funny ways, and he gives a sneakily good performance here..."New York Times "...Devilishly subversive....Scathing, smart and serious-funny....When it comes to eloquently telling it like it is, ELECTION puts the nation's political pundits to shame..."USA Today "...[An] insidiously funny satire....Smart, sophisticated..."Variety "...Briskly paced, painfully funny and pretty much unmissable..." -- 4 out of 5 starsTotal Film "...Sharp and merciless....A cheerful nightmare that knows just where it wants to go and uses precisely calibrated comic effects to get there..."Los Angeles Times "...A wicked satire....[Witherspoon] hits her full stride in ELECTION..."Chicago Sun-Times54.59951

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"...ELECTION is a wonderfully acidulous satire....[The film] turns the usual conventions of the high-school comedy on their head..."Sight and Sound "...Mr. Broderick knows how to make a fool of himself in very funny ways, and he gives a sneakily good performance here..."New York Times "...Devilishly subversive....Scathing, smart and serious-funny....When it comes to eloquently telling it like it is, ELECTION puts the nation's political pundits to shame..."USA Today "...[An] insidiously funny satire....Smart, sophisticated..."Variety "...Briskly paced, painfully funny and pretty much unmissable..." -- 4 out of 5 starsTotal Film "...Sharp and merciless....A cheerful nightmare that knows just where it wants to go and uses precisely calibrated comic effects to get there..."Los Angeles Times "...A wicked satire....[Witherspoon] hits her full stride in ELECTION..."Chicago Sun-Times54.59951

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"Payne's true shining moment is his own short....It's the movie's final chapter, and it's simply brilliant." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly15.80496

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"Payne's true shining moment is his own short....It's the movie's final chapter, and it's simply brilliant." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly15.80496

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"Payne's true shining moment is his own short....It's the movie's final chapter, and it's simply brilliant." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly15.80496

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"Payne's true shining moment is his own short....It's the movie's final chapter, and it's simply brilliant." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly15.80496

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"Alexander Payne has made his best film yet with THE DESCENDANTS....George Clooney is in very top form in a film that will connect with any audience looking for a genuine human story..."Hollywood Reporter 5 stars out of 5 -- "[W]riter/director Alexander Payne returns in top form with this extraordinary dramedy....George Clooney has never been better..."Box Office "[A]n exceptionally smart and enjoyable comedy..."Wall Street Journal 4 stars out of 4 -- "Clooney gives one of his best performances in this film....Payne is gifted at using the essence of an actor..."Chicago Sun-Times "[T]he film is conversational in its pathos, wry in its wisdom, very much an extension of the smart, sardonic sensibility Payne brought to SIDEWAYS and ABOUT SCHMIDT."Los Angeles Times "Throughout this beautifully textured portrait of a family at a crucial juncture, we're swept up and buoyed along, as if riding a series of waves in Hawaii, the setting for the film."USA Today "Mr. Clooney and the director, Alexander Payne, proceed to shake up our expectations....Surprising, moving and frequently very funny."New York Times 4 stars out of 4 -- "[A] pitch-perfect movie that threads a microscopically tiny needle between high comedy and devastating drama."Washington Post "THE DESCENDANTS thrives primarily because of Paynes staging....the Hawaiian setting gives the story a distinctive flavor..." -- Grade: BA.V. Club "[A] beautifully chiseled piece of filmmaking -- sharp, funny, generous, and moving -- that writes its own rules as much as ABOUT SCHMIDT or SIDEWAYS did." -- Grade: AEntertainment Weekly0.7790883

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"Alexander Payne has made his best film yet with THE DESCENDANTS....George Clooney is in very top form in a film that will connect with any audience looking for a genuine human story..."Hollywood Reporter 5 stars out of 5 -- "[W]riter/director Alexander Payne returns in top form with this extraordinary dramedy....George Clooney has never been better..."Box Office "[A]n exceptionally smart and enjoyable comedy..."Wall Street Journal 4 stars out of 4 -- "Clooney gives one of his best performances in this film....Payne is gifted at using the essence of an actor..."Chicago Sun-Times "[T]he film is conversational in its pathos, wry in its wisdom, very much an extension of the smart, sardonic sensibility Payne brought to SIDEWAYS and ABOUT SCHMIDT."Los Angeles Times "Throughout this beautifully textured portrait of a family at a crucial juncture, we're swept up and buoyed along, as if riding a series of waves in Hawaii, the setting for the film."USA Today "Mr. Clooney and the director, Alexander Payne, proceed to shake up our expectations....Surprising, moving and frequently very funny."New York Times 4 stars out of 4 -- "[A] pitch-perfect movie that threads a microscopically tiny needle between high comedy and devastating drama."Washington Post "THE DESCENDANTS thrives primarily because of Paynes staging....the Hawaiian setting gives the story a distinctive flavor..." -- Grade: BA.V. Club "[A] beautifully chiseled piece of filmmaking -- sharp, funny, generous, and moving -- that writes its own rules as much as ABOUT SCHMIDT or SIDEWAYS did." -- Grade: AEntertainment Weekly0.7790882

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"Alexander Payne has made his best film yet with THE DESCENDANTS....George Clooney is in very top form in a film that will connect with any audience looking for a genuine human story..."Hollywood Reporter "[A]n exceptionally smart and enjoyable comedy..."Wall Street Journal 5 stars out of 5 -- "[W]riter/director Alexander Payne returns in top form with this extraordinary dramedy....George Clooney has never been better..."Box Office 4 stars out of 4 -- "Clooney gives one of his best performances in this film....Payne is gifted at using the essence of an actor..."Chicago Sun-Times "[T]he film is conversational in its pathos, wry in its wisdom, very much an extension of the smart, sardonic sensibility Payne brought to SIDEWAYS and ABOUT SCHMIDT."Los Angeles Times "Throughout this beautifully textured portrait of a family at a crucial juncture, we're swept up and buoyed along, as if riding a series of waves in Hawaii, the setting for the film."USA Today "Mr. Clooney and the director, Alexander Payne, proceed to shake up our expectations....Surprising, moving and frequently very funny."New York Times 4 stars out of 4 -- "[A] pitch-perfect movie that threads a microscopically tiny needle between high comedy and devastating drama."Washington Post "THE DESCENDANTS thrives primarily because of Paynes staging....the Hawaiian setting gives the story a distinctive flavor..." -- Grade: BA.V. Club "[A] beautifully chiseled piece of filmmaking -- sharp, funny, generous, and moving -- that writes its own rules as much as ABOUT SCHMIDT or SIDEWAYS did." -- Grade: AEntertainment Weekly "[T]he film plays to Payne's strengths -- not just the emotional complexity and the constantly shifting kaleidoscope of moods, but his skill at eliciting in-depth performances from his cast."Sight and Sound 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] wry, intelligent look at the contradictions and complexities of human emotions. And the cast is exemplary, down to the smallest role."Total Film0.6711271

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"Bruce Dern, 77, delivers a career-capping performance....Director Alexander Payne gives a muscular poetry to this road movie..."Rolling Stone "[P]oignant and ruefully funny....[The film] marries tart-tongued comedy with unexpected warmth in a story that touches on family, memory, getting old and staying alive."Los Angeles Times 4 stars out of 4 -- "Bruce Dern gives the performance of his career as the headstrong Woody in the brilliant, wisely observed and wryly funny NEBRASKA."USA Today "Dern is remarkable from beginning to end. Like the pickled and cantankerous geezer Woody, he has finally stumbled onto a life-changing ticket of his own." Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly "This is a comedy, with plenty of acutely funny lines, a handful of sharp sight gags and a few minutes of pure, perfect madcap."New York Times "[T]his is a richly textured film about a half-cracked father and a nearly estranged son....By the metrics of the heart, NEBRASKA is as big as it is beautiful."Wall Street Journal 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "The film's starkly beautiful final images have a poignancy that might leave a lump in your throat."RogerEbert.com 4 stars out of 5 -- "[Dern] is back in career-best form in Alexander Paynes latest bittersweet mix of comedy and tragedy."Total Film "NEBRASKA is a stark, sad, beautiful and memorable film."Chicago Sun-Times 5 stars out of 5 -- "A charming road movie that develops into a full-blown study of life and roots, offering a beautiful insight into the way families migrate and change."Empire "NEBRASKA ends up becoming something more complex -- an odyssey into the past, into missed opportunities, and into the complexities of an everyday family of malcontents."Film Comment0.5774823

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"Bruce Dern, 77, delivers a career-capping performance....Director Alexander Payne gives a muscular poetry to this road movie..."Rolling Stone "[P]oignant and ruefully funny....[The film] marries tart-tongued comedy with unexpected warmth in a story that touches on family, memory, getting old and staying alive."Los Angeles Times 4 stars out of 4 -- "Bruce Dern gives the performance of his career as the headstrong Woody in the brilliant, wisely observed and wryly funny NEBRASKA."USA Today "Dern is remarkable from beginning to end. Like the pickled and cantankerous geezer Woody, he has finally stumbled onto a life-changing ticket of his own." Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly "This is a comedy, with plenty of acutely funny lines, a handful of sharp sight gags and a few minutes of pure, perfect madcap."New York Times "[T]his is a richly textured film about a half-cracked father and a nearly estranged son....By the metrics of the heart, NEBRASKA is as big as it is beautiful."Wall Street Journal 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "The film's starkly beautiful final images have a poignancy that might leave a lump in your throat."RogerEbert.com 4 stars out of 5 -- "[Dern] is back in career-best form in Alexander Paynes latest bittersweet mix of comedy and tragedy."Total Film "NEBRASKA is a stark, sad, beautiful and memorable film."Chicago Sun-Times 5 stars out of 5 -- "A charming road movie that develops into a full-blown study of life and roots, offering a beautiful insight into the way families migrate and change."Empire "NEBRASKA ends up becoming something more complex -- an odyssey into the past, into missed opportunities, and into the complexities of an everyday family of malcontents."Film Comment0.5774823

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"Bruce Dern, 77, delivers a career-capping performance....Director Alexander Payne gives a muscular poetry to this road movie..."Rolling Stone "[P]oignant and ruefully funny....[The film] marries tart-tongued comedy with unexpected warmth in a story that touches on family, memory, getting old and staying alive."Los Angeles Times 4 stars out of 4 -- "Bruce Dern gives the performance of his career as the headstrong Woody in the brilliant, wisely observed and wryly funny NEBRASKA."USA Today "Dern is remarkable from beginning to end. Like the pickled and cantankerous geezer Woody, he has finally stumbled onto a life-changing ticket of his own." Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly "This is a comedy, with plenty of acutely funny lines, a handful of sharp sight gags and a few minutes of pure, perfect madcap."New York Times "[T]his is a richly textured film about a half-cracked father and a nearly estranged son....By the metrics of the heart, NEBRASKA is as big as it is beautiful."Wall Street Journal 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "The film's starkly beautiful final images have a poignancy that might leave a lump in your throat."RogerEbert.com 4 stars out of 5 -- "[Dern] is back in career-best form in Alexander Paynes latest bittersweet mix of comedy and tragedy."Total Film "NEBRASKA is a stark, sad, beautiful and memorable film."Chicago Sun-Times 5 stars out of 5 -- "A charming road movie that develops into a full-blown study of life and roots, offering a beautiful insight into the way families migrate and change."Empire "NEBRASKA ends up becoming something more complex -- an odyssey into the past, into missed opportunities, and into the complexities of an everyday family of malcontents."Film Comment0.5774823

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"Bruce Dern, 77, delivers a career-capping performance....Director Alexander Payne gives a muscular poetry to this road movie..."Rolling Stone "[P]oignant and ruefully funny....[The film] marries tart-tongued comedy with unexpected warmth in a story that touches on family, memory, getting old and staying alive."Los Angeles Times 4 stars out of 4 -- "Bruce Dern gives the performance of his career as the headstrong Woody in the brilliant, wisely observed and wryly funny NEBRASKA."USA Today "Dern is remarkable from beginning to end. Like the pickled and cantankerous geezer Woody, he has finally stumbled onto a life-changing ticket of his own." Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly "This is a comedy, with plenty of acutely funny lines, a handful of sharp sight gags and a few minutes of pure, perfect madcap."New York Times "[T]his is a richly textured film about a half-cracked father and a nearly estranged son....By the metrics of the heart, NEBRASKA is as big as it is beautiful."Wall Street Journal 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "The film's starkly beautiful final images have a poignancy that might leave a lump in your throat."RogerEbert.com 4 stars out of 5 -- "[Dern] is back in career-best form in Alexander Paynes latest bittersweet mix of comedy and tragedy."Total Film "NEBRASKA is a stark, sad, beautiful and memorable film."Chicago Sun-Times 5 stars out of 5 -- "A charming road movie that develops into a full-blown study of life and roots, offering a beautiful insight into the way families migrate and change."Empire "NEBRASKA ends up becoming something more complex -- an odyssey into the past, into missed opportunities, and into the complexities of an everyday family of malcontents."Film Comment0.5774823

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4 stars out of 5 -- "[A]n extraordinary piece of work that succeeds....What stays in the mind is Harvey's impeccable and infectious enthusiasm."Uncut0.1709162

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3 stars out of 4 -- "[A] sweet comedy with a dirty mind....CEDAR RAPIDS has something of the same spirit of FARGO in its approach to the earnest natures of its small-towners."Chicago Sun-Times "This is a Frank Capra-meets-Judd Apatow comedy with a sweetness-laced ribaldry....REILLY is over-the-top hilarious, and Helms builds on the likability he exuded in THE HANGOVER..."USA Today "There is something to be said for allowing yourself simple pleasures like the shtick-y sweetness of CEDAR RAPIDS....[Helms] has put a polish on the persona, layering an old-fashioned virtues and an irrepressible optimism that is hard to resist."Los Angeles Times "The main thing about CEDAR RAPIDS is that it makes you laugh -- often and out loud..."Wall Street Journal "Reilly has rarely been funnier as a braying, lovably vulgar life-of-the-party type, and Heche emerges from the Hollywood wilderness with a wry, immensely appealing performance." -- Grade: BA.V. Club "[W]hile Mr. Arteta likes a dirty joke as much as the next comic director, because those laughs burble up from characters whose raucousness comes from an honest grappling with life's absurdities, the jokes sing as well as zing."New York Times 3 stars out of 5 -- "Helms is warm and likable and makes for a great nerd hero with his aw-shucks personality and surprised facial expressions. Reilly delivers another one of his trademark 'nutty pal' performances that continue to win him fans."Box Office 3 stars out of 4 -- "CEDAR RAPIDS is both hilarious and heartfelt. It's also powered by a dream cast, led by the outstanding Helms."Rolling Stone "The film's overarching comedic goal is a prolonged sense of discomfort that, at its high points, will make you cringe and snicker in equal measure."Film Comment 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]hanks to Helms it's never uncomfortable to watch....It's also worth staying for the end credits -- to see Reilly perform a party trick..."Total Film "[With] uniformly entertaining performances....Arteta makes light and earthy work out of it."Sight and Sound0.1709162

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3 stars out of 4 -- "[A] sweet comedy with a dirty mind....CEDAR RAPIDS has something of the same spirit of FARGO in its approach to the earnest natures of its small-towners."Chicago Sun-Times "This is a Frank Capra-meets-Judd Apatow comedy with a sweetness-laced ribaldry....REILLY is over-the-top hilarious, and Helms builds on the likability he exuded in THE HANGOVER..."USA Today "There is something to be said for allowing yourself simple pleasures like the shtick-y sweetness of CEDAR RAPIDS....[Helms] has put a polish on the persona, layering an old-fashioned virtues and an irrepressible optimism that is hard to resist."Los Angeles Times "The main thing about CEDAR RAPIDS is that it makes you laugh -- often and out loud..."Wall Street Journal "Reilly has rarely been funnier as a braying, lovably vulgar life-of-the-party type, and Heche emerges from the Hollywood wilderness with a wry, immensely appealing performance." -- Grade: BA.V. Club "[W]hile Mr. Arteta likes a dirty joke as much as the next comic director, because those laughs burble up from characters whose raucousness comes from an honest grappling with life's absurdities, the jokes sing as well as zing."New York Times 3 stars out of 5 -- "Helms is warm and likable and makes for a great nerd hero with his aw-shucks personality and surprised facial expressions. Reilly delivers another one of his trademark 'nutty pal' performances that continue to win him fans."Box Office 3 stars out of 4 -- "CEDAR RAPIDS is both hilarious and heartfelt. It's also powered by a dream cast, led by the outstanding Helms."Rolling Stone "The film's overarching comedic goal is a prolonged sense of discomfort that, at its high points, will make you cringe and snicker in equal measure."Film Comment 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]hanks to Helms it's never uncomfortable to watch....It's also worth staying for the end credits -- to see Reilly perform a party trick..."Total Film "[With] uniformly entertaining performances....Arteta makes light and earthy work out of it."Sight and Sound0.1709162

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"...LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, restored to its full clarity and magnificence, is one of the Seven Wonders of the cinematic world..." Los Angeles Times "...What a bold, mad act of genius it was, to make LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, or even think that it could be made....It is a spare movie in clean, uncluttered lines..." Chicago Sun-Times "...It's pretty damned good..." Entertainment Weekly "...With grand, sweeping desertscapes, huge battles and Robert Bolt's Oscar-winning dialogue, this is as shockingly beautiful and hugely intelligent as any film ever made..." Total Film "The 1962 film won seven Oscars and became a career changer for its star, Peter O'Toole."Los Angeles Times0.08527644

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"...LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, restored to its full clarity and magnificence, is one of the Seven Wonders of the cinematic world..." Los Angeles Times "...What a bold, mad act of genius it was, to make LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, or even think that it could be made....It is a spare movie in clean, uncluttered lines..." Chicago Sun-Times "...It's pretty damned good..." Entertainment Weekly "...With grand, sweeping desertscapes, huge battles and Robert Bolt's Oscar-winning dialogue, this is as shockingly beautiful and hugely intelligent as any film ever made..." Total Film "The 1962 film won seven Oscars and became a career changer for its star, Peter O'Toole."Los Angeles Times0.08527644

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"...LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, restored to its full clarity and magnificence, is one of the Seven Wonders of the cinematic world..." Los Angeles Times "...What a bold, mad act of genius it was, to make LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, or even think that it could be made....It is a spare movie in clean, uncluttered lines..." Chicago Sun-Times "...It's pretty damned good..." Entertainment Weekly "...With grand, sweeping desertscapes, huge battles and Robert Bolt's Oscar-winning dialogue, this is as shockingly beautiful and hugely intelligent as any film ever made..." Total Film "The 1962 film won seven Oscars and became a career changer for its star, Peter O'Toole."Los Angeles Times0.08527644

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