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Doctor Zhivago Reviews

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April 29, 2016
One of those rare film adaptations which, unless you have already read the book, makes you wonder why anyone ever bothered to make the film at all.
December 1, 2015
The best one can say of Doctor Zhivago is that it is an honest failure.
January 29, 2009
[Lean] seems out of his element.
January 26, 2006
Steiger and Courtenay excepted, all the performances are very uncomfortable.
November 26, 2015
Demands everything from the viewer while offering little in return, with Lean coming across like a despised schoolmaster not wanting to open himself up to his braying students.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 1, 2004
Fails to excite the imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 20, 2003
Mr. Bolt has reduced the vast upheaval of the Russian Revolution to the banalities of a doomed romance.
August 13, 2007
David Lean's 1965 adaptation of Pasternak's romance of the Russian Revolution is intelligent and handsomely mounted, though it doesn't use its length to build to a particularly complex emotional effect.
March 4, 2008
Laborious, but beautifully crafted 193 minute opus from the master of epic cinema, David Lean.
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.
March 4, 2018
David Lean has made a stunning motion picture from Boris Pasternak's Nobel Prize novel.
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
December 1, 2015
Epic seems too small a word for the sweeping ambition and romance of Doctor Zhivago.
July 30, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Although its portentous historical drama evaporates once you return to the fresh air, watching it can be seductive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 30, 2002
Long, but lovely and romantic, and epic!
| Original Score: 5/5
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
October 17, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
November 24, 2015
Yes it's old-fashioned and sappy. But it's impossible not to swoon.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 30, 2010
Epic drama combines romance, politics, mature themes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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