The Brothers Karamazov Reviews

November 7, 2019
Writer-director Richard Brooks has done a solid job of filming Dostoevski's formidable novel...
September 4, 2009
I would avoid this film as readily as one avoids Siberia.
April 8, 2008
The film feels like 'Classics Comics' instead of a classic.
April 8, 2008
Bold handling of crude unbridled passion, of violently conflicting ideas, and of earthy humor makes up The Brothers Karamazov.
June 24, 2006
Very uncertain in period and atmosphere, and saddled with some terrible performances.
March 25, 2006
Conspicuous assets are the striking color photography and the musical score, both of which help a great deal in enhancing the drama's savage and soulful moods.
July 2, 2005
July 24, 2004
May 24, 2003
When the acting's good, it's very good, but when it's bad, it's laughable and director Brooks' attempts at injecting Slavic intensity misfire badly sometimes.
January 1, 2000
While not as terrible as his subsequent adaptation of Lord Jim, this 1958 Hollywoodization of the Dostoyevsky novel by writer-director Richard Brooks is pretty grotesque all the same.