The Big Parade Reviews

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
June 29, 2014
Masterpiece of Vidorian ardor
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
June 1, 2009
Though a virtually uncountable number of war films in the intervening 84 years have trodden upon much the same ground, few of them indeed have been able to equal its achievements.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 19, 2005
King Vidor's popular moving antiwar WWI drama set the tone for how to shoot a war film.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
October 4, 2013
Like All Quiet on the Western Front, The Big Parade gives a comprehensive look at then-modern warfare.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
May 2, 2014
It was strong stuff in 1925 and it remains strong today.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
October 5, 2013
Masterfully directed by King Vidor, this swings easily between comedy, romance and tragedy without missing a beat, and there are numerous set-pieces of enormous power -- even today, the harrowing battle scenes would rank among the best ever put on film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Tim Dirks
Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
January 1, 2000
The Big Parade (1925) is director/producer King Vidor's most famous war film from the silent era -
Andy Klein
TNT's Rough Cut
August 13, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 19, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Noel Murray
The Dissolve
October 10, 2013
The Big Parade wasn't just an international hit; it immediately set the standard for Hollywood war movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Top Critic
Mordaunt Hall
New York Times
March 25, 2006

Film4
May 24, 2003
Top Critic

Time Out
February 9, 2006
Top Critic

Variety
March 19, 2009
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