• Gandhi
    3 minutes 55 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008


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Gandhi Reviews

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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

Tthe film Gandhi is more stuffy than stately, more prestigious than prodigious. It never quite captures the essence of Gandhi, or the influence he exerted on other leaders, including Martin Luther King. It's a broad but shallow river of information.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor

January 13, 2014
Ralph Novak
People Magazine

Above all, Kingsley's astonishing performance, capturing both Gandhi's divine light and his irresistible simplicity, inspires this ambitious film.

Full Review Source: People Magazine

January 13, 2014
Philip French
Observer [UK]

Attenborough shows once again his skill in managing the big set-piece.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

February 20, 2013
Andrew Collins
Radio Times

While Kingsley (who took one of eight Oscars) is the glue that holds this epic piece together, you must relish a cast that includes John Gielgud, Edward Fox, John Mills, Martin Sheen and Roshan Seth.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 5/5

February 20, 2013

Total Film

It's a slow, reverential biopic, but it compensates for its sedate pace with a dry, gentle humour and a humanity that befits its extraordinary subject.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 4/5

February 11, 2013
Robert Hatch
The Nation

Richard Attenborough's Gandhi is every bit as sumptuous as everyone had expected.

Full Review Source: The Nation

February 11, 2013
Liz Perle
Common Sense Media

Brilliant biography will engage preteens and up.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 5/5

January 2, 2011
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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In playing Gandhi, an actor must be less concerned with physical verisimilitude than with spiritual presence, and here Kingsley is nothing short of astonishing.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

February 24, 2010
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Attenborough's crowning achievement as a director.

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

March 25, 2008
Douglas Pratt

Ben Kingsley's title performance is amazing, particularly in the way he ages across the five decades which the film depicts.

January 29, 2008
Variety Staff
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Once in a long while a motion picture so eloquently expressive and technically exquisite comes along that one is tempted to hail it as being near perfect.

Full Review Source: Variety

January 29, 2008


It's safe to say that if you knew nothing about Gandhi before going in to the movie, you wouldn't know a whole lot more coming out.

Full Review Source: Film4

January 29, 2008
Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine

Gandhi is less personal than Reds, but also less complacent than Chariots of Fire and less doddering than Lean's own orderly post-colonial apologia, A Passage to India.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

March 5, 2007
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

Every bit the biopic that Patton was, Gandhi is emotionally engaging but taxing on the viewer's stamina. Ben Kingsley is astounding.

Full Review Source: Cinema Sight | Original Score: 3/4

December 22, 2006

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Despite an intelligent title performance by Ben Kingsley and impressive cinematography in the manner of David Lean, this huge, clunky biopic offers less than meets the eye.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

December 17, 2006
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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Attenborough's work lacks even the undercurrent of personality that David Lean brought to his films: the film has no flavor but that of the standard Hollywood hagiography.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

December 17, 2006
Emanuel Levy

Despite an intelliegnt performance by Ben Kingsley in the lead, Attenborousgh's worthy biopic is too conventional in illuminating the venerable leader.

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

July 28, 2006

Time Out
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Its faults rather pale beside the epic nature of its theme, and Kingsley's performance in the central role is outstanding.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

A true epic in every sense of the word!

| Original Score: 5/5

January 1, 2005
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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A remarkable experience.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

October 23, 2004
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