• Unrated, 1 hr. 54 min.
  • Drama, Classics
  • Directed By:
    King Vidor
    In Theaters:
    Jul 2, 1949 Wide
    On DVD:
    Nov 7, 2006
  • Criterion Collection

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The Fountainhead Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 2/5

October 30, 2002
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Seldom has symbolism been so leaden.

| Original Score: 0/5

July 26, 2002
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Potboiler of potboilers.

| Original Score: 4/5

July 26, 2003
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

January 1, 2000
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

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 Source: Nick's Flick Picks | Original Score: B

January 20, 2012
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's the kind of dazzling film, shot in a fascinating German Expressionist style, that veers from being silly to being provocative.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B

October 6, 2008
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Irresistibly campy Ayn Rand adaptation.

| Original Score: 3/5

November 11, 2005
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

Enjoyable as camp rather than as a manual for living, or even good filmmaking.

| Original Score: 3/5

June 4, 2004
Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com

Soap opera at its finest...and glossy as a skyscraper. Coop and Neal sizzle.

| Original Score: 4/5

June 11, 2005
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Fairly good version of the book, brilliantly stylized

| Original Score: 4/5

October 2, 2002
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

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 Source: Kalamazoo Gazette | Original Score: 3/4

January 12, 2007
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

King Vidor's melodrama about individualism and creativity works better as cinema than as literature (it's based on Rand's novel).

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: B+

July 15, 2009
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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January 1, 2000
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
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March 25, 2006

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May 24, 2003

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