The Day of the Locust - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Day of the Locust Reviews

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Variety Staff
June 12, 2008
Magnificent production, combined with excellent casting and direction, make The Day of the Locust as fine a film (in a professional sense) as the basic material lets it be.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
January 26, 2006
The narrative is often confused and confusing.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 9, 2005
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Schlesinger has conceived his film as an epic, which was a daring thing to do with such slender material.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
A painfully misconceived reduction and simplification.