Arrowsmith - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Arrowsmith Reviews

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
March 1, 2004
One of those prestige pics from decades past that make you wonder exactly what all the fuss was about.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
April 11, 2005
Many shots show an early awareness of mood and expression, using heavy shadows and diagonal shapes to establish visual conflicts.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 1, 2007
Emotionally gratifying, it dramatically only crawls along with so many actionless scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
June 4, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 12, 2005
...the film's episodic structure ensures that it rarely becomes boring - though the story does lose some momentum towards the end...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
May 23, 2004
Brilliant, too little seen John Ford film of the Sinclair Lewis novel.
| Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 19, 2005
One of John Ford's in-depth probes of the doctor's role in society, Arrowsmith was based on the novel by Sinclair Lewis who refused the 1926 Pulitzer because of the prize's alleged advocacy of work that endorsed "the wholesome American life."
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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