Becket Reviews

March 8, 2007
Ripe with homoerotic undercurrents -- which O'Toole mines with relish in his great hysterical performance, full of cunning, eloquence and mad outbursts.
March 1, 2007
Becket may seem like a movie of yesteryear, but its timeliness brims over with rousing, meditative discourses between Henry and the church leaders on the separation of church and state.
February 23, 2007
Everything that Doctor Strangelove is -- daring and inspired, vibrant and brilliantly staged -- Becket is not.
February 15, 2007
The picture is being re-released in 30 cities around the country before finally appearing on DVD after years of online foment from fans.The DVD is due in May, but try to catch it in theaters first. It's worth it.
February 8, 2007
Burton is extraordinary in one of his rare good movie roles and O'Toole is regally madcap and larger than life.
February 2, 2007
The pleasure of these two extravagantly gifted actors at the top of their game -- their diction! their conviction! their beauty! -- is enormous.
February 1, 2007
While peripheral elements of Becket do show their age, the core of the film's appeal remains incandescent, and that is the on-screen collaboration between Burton and O'Toole.
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.