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Doctor Zhivago Reviews

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March 4, 2018
David Lean has made a stunning motion picture from Boris Pasternak's Nobel Prize novel.
December 22, 2016
Despite the grim and brooding background, Zhivago has a surging buoyant spirit that is unquenchable. Doctor Zhivago is more than a masterful motion picture; it is a life experience.
December 1, 2015
Maurice Jarre's music is as beguiling as ever and Lean squeezes all the pathos that he can out of the romance between Sharif's Yuri Zhivago and Julie Christie's febrile and gorgeous Lara Antipova.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 1, 2015
Epic seems too small a word for the sweeping ambition and romance of Doctor Zhivago.
November 27, 2015
This adaptation of Boris Pasternak's classic novel has all the sweep and stateliness that characterised David Lean's mastery of the epic.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 26, 2015
Lean and Bolt pay tribute to a Tolstoyan ambition in Pasternak's samizdat novel, and also to a real contemporary relevance: the story of a suppressed writer.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 24, 2015
Yes it's old-fashioned and sappy. But it's impossible not to swoon.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 23, 2015
Whatever its flaws, films made with this much chutzpah last forever. Doctor Zhivago wears its daunting runtime like the lightest of shawls and, even after all these years, it's still worth surrendering your heart to.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 3, 2015
...an apocalypse movie in the guise of a romantic period piece.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 30, 2010
Epic drama combines romance, politics, mature themes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 13, 2010
it is to be respected for the massive success and artistry of the decade in which it was made
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 29, 2010
A triumph of great entertainment. Whether it is great filmmaking is a matter of taste.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 26, 2010
...a passionate movie about passionate people in passionate times.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Top Critic
August 24, 2008
Literate, oldfashioned, soul-filling and thoroughly romantic.
March 4, 2008
Laborious, but beautifully crafted 193 minute opus from the master of epic cinema, David Lean.
October 17, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
August 17, 2007
Combining skill and kitsch in equal measure, David Lean's overbloated epic (a disappointing follow-up to Lawrence of Arabia) offers guilty pleasure so long as you don't expect a faithful adaptation of Joe Pasternak's novel about the Russian Revolution.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 13, 2007
As always, Lean's handling of the purely physical aspects of the material is spectacular.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 13, 2007
One of the most meticulously designed and executed films.
August 21, 2006
Beautiful cinematography...and set design...together with excellent performances combine to form Zhivago's timeless appeal
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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