Doctor Zhivago Reviews

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S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
December 30, 2010
Epic drama combines romance, politics, mature themes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
May 13, 2010
it is to be respected for the massive success and artistry of the decade in which it was made
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Phil Hall
Film Snobbery
April 29, 2010
A triumph of great entertainment. Whether it is great filmmaking is a matter of taste.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
April 26, 2010
...a passionate movie about passionate people in passionate times.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 29, 2009
[Lean] seems out of his element.
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TIME Magazine
August 24, 2008
Literate, oldfashioned, soul-filling and thoroughly romantic.

March 4, 2008
Laborious, but beautifully crafted 193 minute opus from the master of epic cinema, David Lean.
Emanuel Levy
August 17, 2007
Combining skill and kitsch in equal measure, David Lean's overbloated epic (a disappointing follow-up to Lawrence of Arabia) offers guilty pleasure so long as you don't expect a faithful adaptation of Joe Pasternak's novel about the Russian Revolution.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
August 13, 2007
David Lean's 1965 adaptation of Pasternak's romance of the Russian Revolution is intelligent and handsomely mounted, though it doesn't use its length to build to a particularly complex emotional effect.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
August 13, 2007
As always, Lean's handling of the purely physical aspects of the material is spectacular.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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A.D. Murphy
August 13, 2007
One of the most meticulously designed and executed films.
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer
August 21, 2006
Beautiful cinematography...and set design...together with excellent performances combine to form Zhivago's timeless appeal
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
Steiger and Courtenay excepted, all the performances are very uncomfortable.
Steve Crum
July 13, 2005
David Lean masterpiece has great performances, sets
| Original Score: 5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 1, 2004
Fails to excite the imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Mr. Bolt has reduced the vast upheaval of the Russian Revolution to the banalities of a doomed romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Michael Szymanski
August 30, 2002
Long, but lovely and romantic, and epic!
| Original Score: 5/5
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
November 25, 2001
Lean's mastery of the epic form makes up for a weak central love story
Full Review | Original Score: 79/100
David Bezanson
September 26, 2001
Often the dialogue is nearly as rich as the costumes and settings.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 17, 2001
Lean's last great film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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