Moby Dick Reviews

  • Sep 28, 2019

    Ahab lost his leg and he may have lost something else. Like today's environmentalists, Orson Welles tells his audience to be cautious when challenging the natural world. Moby Dick represents Nature and Nature plays by its own set of rules.

    Ahab lost his leg and he may have lost something else. Like today's environmentalists, Orson Welles tells his audience to be cautious when challenging the natural world. Moby Dick represents Nature and Nature plays by its own set of rules.

  • Jul 14, 2019

    What is here is well done. It's just boring. But what else can you expect from the source material?

    What is here is well done. It's just boring. But what else can you expect from the source material?

  • Feb 02, 2019

    The best thrilling movie ever made!

    The best thrilling movie ever made!

  • Oct 28, 2018

    An absolutely breathtaking movie, stupendous in every way. Gregory Peck is magnificent and the bringing to life of the legendary monster whale jaw dropping.

    An absolutely breathtaking movie, stupendous in every way. Gregory Peck is magnificent and the bringing to life of the legendary monster whale jaw dropping.

  • Dec 18, 2017

    It's still gorgeous, and Huston captures some of the awe and terror within Melville's poetry. Peck and Basehart's work drags at times, but the secondary & unknown players are pretty wild.

    It's still gorgeous, and Huston captures some of the awe and terror within Melville's poetry. Peck and Basehart's work drags at times, but the secondary & unknown players are pretty wild.

  • Sep 03, 2017

    A bit dry, but it has its moments.

    A bit dry, but it has its moments.

  • Oct 04, 2016

    The film version does some justice to the original epic of the noble madness of Ahab and his crew.

    The film version does some justice to the original epic of the noble madness of Ahab and his crew.

  • Apr 22, 2016

    faithful version to herman melville's classic tome, moby dick.

    faithful version to herman melville's classic tome, moby dick.

  • Feb 25, 2016

    A fine telling of the famous book. Peck at the time came in for a lot of criticism but time has proved he did OK!

    A fine telling of the famous book. Peck at the time came in for a lot of criticism but time has proved he did OK!

  • Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
    Feb 20, 2016

    John Huston's flair for the manly adventure story gladly pounds it's own drum throughout this work that showcases men drinking, working, fighting, and in mortal fear together - it's what this film is all about. The women can only watch dockside and wonder if their loves will return. It's all portrayed very heroically, like Viking myth. And then there's the whale. The best of the big fish stories by my reckoning, symbolism aside, and even though Peck might overdo the "mad captain" bit sometimes.

    John Huston's flair for the manly adventure story gladly pounds it's own drum throughout this work that showcases men drinking, working, fighting, and in mortal fear together - it's what this film is all about. The women can only watch dockside and wonder if their loves will return. It's all portrayed very heroically, like Viking myth. And then there's the whale. The best of the big fish stories by my reckoning, symbolism aside, and even though Peck might overdo the "mad captain" bit sometimes.