The Brothers Karamazov Reviews
March 5, 2013
Did not think Brynner could do it, but he does it. A great film that is faithful to the written masterpiece. Maria Schell, I adore you, too.
March 14, 2012
The Brothers Karamazov is a mesmerizing film. It is about the tensions that about in the Karamazov family. Yul Brynner and Maria Schell give excellent performances. The screenplay is well written. Richard Brooks did a great job directing this movie. I enjoyed watching this motion picture because of the drama. The Brothers Karamazov is a must see.
August 31, 2009
The 1958 movie is an affront to Dostoyevsky. Richard Brooks butchered the plot. Instead of a philosophical drama showing the consequences of nihilism: no god, no moral law, everything is permissible. Brooks turned the movie into a childish morality tale about money. Yul Brynner and Claire Bloom held my attention. What's her name as Grushenka was forgettable. Horrible horrible horrible.
November 3, 2008
It is lavish and well made, it has a fine cast and excellent production values but it also bored me, and it is tediously overlong and drawn out.