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The Graduate Reviews

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Michael Nordine
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

Having an unlikeable protagonist is fine if our sympathy and understanding are effectively directed elsewhere. The problem, then, is that I can't figure out where, or who, that might be.

Full Review Source: Not Coming to a Theater Near You

October 25, 2011
Derek Adams
Time Out
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The film itself is very broken-backed, partly because Anne Bancroft's performance as the mother carries so much more weight than Katharine Ross' as the daughter, partly because Nichols couldn't decide whether he was making a social satire or a farce.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/6

June 24, 2006
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Perhaps the most overrated film ever.

| Original Score: 2/5

February 17, 2003
Alan Dale

Nichols takes an ad hoc approach to comic irony and the movie seems to have been enshrined by American audiences because each moment in isolation "works," no matter that they tend to cancel each other out.

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June 25, 2006
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

I couldn't get past the fact what a tool Benjamin Braddock was.

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 2/5

September 9, 2007
Robin Dougherty
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A simple romantic comedy whose "countercultural" message, insofar as it has one, is decidedly retrograde.

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January 1, 2000

TIME Magazine
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The screenplay, which begins as genuine comedy, soon degenerates into spurious melodrama.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

March 29, 2011
Budd Wilkins
Slant Magazine

Mike Nichols and veteran cinematographer Robert Surtees threw out the DGA playbook for The Graduate.

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

April 10, 2012
David Gurney
Common Sense Media

Influential coming-of-age sex comedy.

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

January 1, 2011
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 4/5

May 16, 2005
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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It is a good topical movie whose time has passed

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Visually stunning, but more superficial than you expect or remember.

| Original Score: 4/5

July 31, 2003
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

The post-college burnout feeling that continues to resonate with audiences today. A comedy of tragedy, in which a man's youthful idealism is dealt its inevitable deathblow.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 4/4

January 14, 2005
Clint Morris

Here's to you Mrs Robinson....and Mike Nichols

| Original Score: 4/5

July 4, 2005
Rebecca Murray

| Original Score: 5/5

March 16, 2004
Cole Smithey

A rare movie that captures a societal zeitgeist with humor, drama and biting satire.

| Original Score: 5/5

December 5, 2005
Cole Smithey

[VIDEO ESSAY] The otherness that Ben feels points to the film's most overlooked and underappreciated aspect; Ben is a Jew passing as an all-American WASP at a time in America when discrimination against Jews was prevalent.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: A

June 17, 2014
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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What I don't enjoy is the cruelty, the glib mindlessness, and the insulated, pampered narcissism that makes the whole thing possible.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
A.D. Murphy
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A delightful, satirical comedy-drama.

Full Review Source: Variety

February 13, 2001
Christopher Null

A true classic

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 5/5

January 1, 2000
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