Becket Reviews

August 2, 2007
The respectable but boring film is nevertheless worth watching for the robust performances of Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole
February 23, 2007
Everything that Doctor Strangelove is -- daring and inspired, vibrant and brilliantly staged -- Becket is not.
February 17, 2007
Peter O'Toole plays Henry like Ian McKellan doing a camp cameo.
February 16, 2007
Peter Glenville's stage-plank direction creaks badly, but the acting still holds you.
January 25, 2007
In 1964, the film's innuendo might have seemed daring; today it's close to ridiculous.
May 9, 2005
Becket shows us a conflict that has more meaning for the heart than for the head. It is not a conflict to stand as a tempest violent and unforgettable, after 800 years.