The Brothers Karamazov - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Brothers Karamazov Reviews

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
While not as terrible as his subsequent adaptation of Lord Jim, this 1958 Hollywoodization of the Dostoyevsky novel by writer-director Richard Brooks is pretty grotesque all the same.
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Tom Milne
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Very uncertain in period and atmosphere, and saddled with some terrible performances.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 4, 2009
I would avoid this film as readily as one avoids Siberia.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
July 24, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
July 2, 2005
| Original Score: C

May 24, 2003
When the acting's good, it's very good, but when it's bad, it's laughable and director Brooks' attempts at injecting Slavic intensity misfire badly sometimes.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
April 8, 2008
The film feels like 'Classics Comics' instead of a classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Variety Staff
April 8, 2008
Bold handling of crude unbridled passion, of violently conflicting ideas, and of earthy humor makes up The Brothers Karamazov.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
March 25, 2006
Conspicuous assets are the striking color photography and the musical score, both of which help a great deal in enhancing the drama's savage and soulful moods.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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