Agreement was tame, cautious stuff even back then.
| Original Score: C+
By dispassionate critical standards, Gentleman's Agreement is not a success. It is a tract rather than a play and it has the crusader's shortcomings.
The movie is as powerful today as when it captured the Best Picture Oscar a few years after Hitler's genocide ended in Europe.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Gentleman's Agreement is an important experiment, honestly approached and successfully brought off.
It looks pretty timorous now.
[A] brilliant and powerful film.
While this multi-Oscar-winning film was controversial at the time of its release, it now seems overly preachy.
You'd think a 60-year-old movie about prejudice would be passé by now. You'd be wrong.
| Original Score: 3/4
[It] remains a classic crusading film.
| Original Score: 4/4
An incisive look at the effects of anti-Semitism and the attempts to stamp it out.
Tame and too hopeful by today's standards, but Kazan's message drama was important in 1947, representing one of the first time that the word Jew was explicity used in a Hollywood picture.
| Original Score: B
Good performances, however, particularly from Garfield and Holm.
Preachy but effective indictment of anti-Semitism
| Original Score: 3/5
A frightening time capsule of ethnic intolerance.
| Original Score: 5/5
Verdadeiro tratado sociológico sobre a intolerância e o preconceito, o filme continua a impressionar por sua ambição e por se manter atual quase 60 anos depois de realizado.
The film does try to tackle a subject matter that has not been covered too well by Hollywood at the time, and for that alone it should be commended.
| Original Score: B-
I definitely can't fault Gentleman's Agreement for its subject matter, but man, does it ever beat you over the head with it.
The film still has abundant meaning and should be fully and widely enjoyed.
| Original Score: 4/5
Preachy but enjoyable.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Gentleman's Agreement may have been an important film at one time, but it was never a good film.