From Here to Eternity - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

From Here to Eternity Reviews

Page 1 of 3
Top Critic
David Jenkins
Time Out
February 23, 2015
The film is anonymously directed, functionally paced and hysterical at times, though it seduces as a hot-blooded spectacle that stitches emotional detail onto the epic canvas of history.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Kate Cameron
New York Daily News
February 23, 2015
There isn't a dull moment in the picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
David Thomson
The New Republic
January 29, 2014
In From Here to Eternity, you can glimpse an uneasier future for America, with the social wreckage and the pretending.
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
October 5, 2013
Fred Zinnemann's strength as a director was less on the technical side and more in line with coaxing stellar performances out of his actors, and with this film, he drew a royal flush.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jeff Beck
We Got This Covered
September 30, 2013
Despite sliding into melodrama a bit too often, From Here to Eternity remains a decent film due to the strong performances of its Oscar-nominated cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
September 19, 2013
Watching it again after not seeing it for many years, I was also struck by how much of a debt novelist-screenwriter Donn Pearce ('Cool Hand Luke') owes to Jones.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Philip French
Observer (UK)
February 19, 2013
It's the best-ever account of life in the peacetime army.
Manny Farber
The Nation
August 29, 2012
The result is a gripping movie that often makes you wish its director, Zinnemann, knew as much about American life as he does about the art of telling a story with a camera.
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
September 29, 2010
The cast includes Frank Sinatra, Montgomery Clift and Ernest Borgnine, all of whom are fine, in what is essentially a melodrama.
| Original Score: 4/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
September 23, 2010
A high-calibre Hollywood prestige drama, sharp and sobering, with top-drawer work from Lancaster, Clift and Sinatra.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
September 23, 2010
I have to say that Clift's plot is far less compelling than Lancaster's and something of the zip goes when Frank Sinatra disappears from the action, sent to the stockade. But what a punch this movie still packs.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Adrian Turner
Radio Times
September 23, 2010
Director Fred Zinnemann's powerful adaptation of James Jones's bestseller won eight Oscars, upset the military and resurrected the acting career of Frank Sinatra.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic

TIME Magazine
February 18, 2009
Scriptwriter Daniel Taradash rescued, if not quite a gem, then at least a high-grade industrial diamond from this rough original.

Film4
February 20, 2008
The tough story on corruption in the military was given authenticity by being partially shot at Pearl Harbor.
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
February 20, 2008
Deserving to be seen and remembered for so much more than that kiss, this is old school drama of the highest order.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
William Brogdon
Variety
November 1, 2007
It is an important film from any angle, presenting socko entertainment for big business.
Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com
June 4, 2007
A seamless combination of high drama, romance and action.
| Original Score: 9/10
Top Critic
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
December 13, 2006
Sominex is cheaper and probably safer.
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
November 8, 2006
Terrific performances from Montgomery Clift and Burt Lancaster highlight this limitedly involving romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 4, 2006
"If a man don't go his own way, he's nothin," says Montgomery Clift in the superbly realized melodrama, set at the oubtbreak of WWII, a motto that also sums up director Fred Zinnemann's belief system.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Page 1 of 3