Moby Dick Reviews

June 4, 2019
Huston's take on the Great American Novel is surprisingly light on its feat - a thrilling portrait of single-minded obsession that still resonates today.
January 27, 2017
he film was not well received in 1956, much of the criticism leveled at Peck, but his stylized performance is more interesting 60 years later. Huston's treatment is equally compelling.
August 5, 2011
One could have plenty of quarrels with this as an adaptation of the Herman Melville novel, but it's still one of the better John Huston films of the 50s.
August 5, 2011
John Huston gives a passionate and faithful rendering of Herman Melville's novel in Moby Dick, aided by a stellar cast.
Top Critic
August 5, 2011
Moby Dick is certainly the most unusual picture of the year and may well be the best.
April 5, 2011
The film takes flight as a grand chase movie, and leaves its ambition in its wake.
October 8, 2010
Even if it is Melville-lite, Moby Dick is a rousing, beautifully conceived old-school production.
June 25, 2008
Huston uses his great filmmaking skills to keep things mostly on course.
June 24, 2006
It is often staggeringly good.
March 25, 2006
A rolling and thundering color film that is herewith devoutly recommended as one of the great motion pictures of our times.
June 27, 2005
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May 24, 2003
It's a considerable achievement, filmed against monstrous physical odds.
October 4, 2002
An interesting interpretation, with Peck as a wounded, pitiful, but dark Ahab.
May 30, 2002
John Huston em mais um de seus grandes momentos.
September 4, 2001
Huston's film has stellar action sequences and some fine work done in supporting roles, which helps overcome Peck's wooden work as Ahab.