The Fountainhead Reviews

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
January 20, 2012
The Fountainhead is by turns exciting, handsome, astoundingly awkward, fully committed, untowardly relentless, very strange, and a little creepy in its compulsive watchability.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 15, 2009
King Vidor's melodrama about individualism and creativity works better as cinema than as literature (it's based on Rand's novel).
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 6, 2008
It's the kind of dazzling film, shot in a fascinating German Expressionist style, that veers from being silly to being provocative.
Full Review | Original Score: B
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
January 12, 2007
It remains one of the strangest and most florid pictures of its time, possibly of all time. It's also immensely enjoyable and startlingly steamy... a stylish, fascinating curio.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
November 11, 2005
Irresistibly campy Ayn Rand adaptation.
| Original Score: 3/5
Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com
June 11, 2005
Soap opera at its finest...and glossy as a skyscraper. Coop and Neal sizzle.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
June 4, 2004
Enjoyable as camp rather than as a manual for living, or even good filmmaking.
| Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
July 26, 2003
Potboiler of potboilers.
| Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
October 2, 2002
Fairly good version of the book, brilliantly stylized
| Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 30, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 26, 2002
Seldom has symbolism been so leaden.
| Original Score: 0/5
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October 18, 2008
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New York Times
March 25, 2006
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May 24, 2003
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
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