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Moby Dick Reviews

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
August 5, 2011
One could have plenty of quarrels with this as an adaptation of the Herman Melville novel, but it's still one of the better John Huston films of the 50s.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
August 5, 2011
John Huston gives a passionate and faithful rendering of Herman Melville's novel in Moby Dick, aided by a stellar cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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TIME Magazine
August 5, 2011
Moby Dick is certainly the most unusual picture of the year and may well be the best.
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
April 5, 2011
The film takes flight as a grand chase movie, and leaves its ambition in its wake.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Phil Hall
EDGE Boston
October 8, 2010
Even if it is Melville-lite, Moby Dick is a rousing, beautifully conceived old-school production.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
June 25, 2008
Huston uses his great filmmaking skills to keep things mostly on course.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Tom Milne
Time Out
June 24, 2006
It is often staggeringly good.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
March 25, 2006
A rolling and thundering color film that is herewith devoutly recommended as one of the great motion pictures of our times.
Emanuel Levy
June 27, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael H. Price
Fort Worth Business Press
December 8, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Spence D.
IGN Movies
January 24, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
September 5, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5

May 24, 2003
It's a considerable achievement, filmed against monstrous physical odds.
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
October 4, 2002
An interesting interpretation, with Peck as a wounded, pitiful, but dark Ahab.
| Original Score: 3/5
Pablo Villaša
Cinema em Cena
May 30, 2002
John Huston em mais um de seus grandes momentos.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
September 4, 2001
Huston's film has stellar action sequences and some fine work done in supporting roles, which helps overcome Peck's wooden work as Ahab.
Full Review | Original Score: 77/100
Adrian Turner
Radio Times
April 5, 2011
John Huston's long-cherished adaptation of Herman Melville's novel has some wonderful scenes but must be counted as a noble failure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Variety Staff
June 2, 2008
Moby Dick is interesting more often than exciting, faithful to the time and text more than great theatrical entertainment.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
October 12, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
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