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The Grapes of Wrath Reviews

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Otis Ferguson
The New Republic
August 29, 2012
Movies will probably go on improving and broadening themselves; but in any event, The Grapes of Wrath is the most mature picture story that has ever been made, in feeling, in purpose, and in the use of the medium.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
April 27, 2009
Ford's admirers have rightly tended to play this down in favor of his later and more personal westerns, but there's much to admire here in Gregg Toland's sun-beaten photography and Henry Fonda's meticulous performance.
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Whittaker Chambers
TIME Magazine
April 27, 2009
The Grapes of Wrath is possibly the best picture ever made from a so-so book.
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March 26, 2009
It is an absorbing, tense melodrama, starkly realistic, and loaded with social and political fireworks.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Captures the stark plainness of the migrants, stripped to a few possessions, left with innumerable relations and little hope.
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Frank S. Nugent
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The Grapes of Wrath is just about as good as any picture has a right to be; if it were any better, we just wouldn't believe our eyes.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
April 14, 2002
The Grapes of Wrath was often named the greatest American film, until it was dethroned by the re-release of Citizen Kane.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4