The Day of the Locust Reviews

May 8, 2012
Accurately captures the intent of West's dark masterpiece.
January 2, 2011
John (Midnight Cowboy) Schlesinger's version of Nathanael Hawthorne's powerful novel about Hollywood and its dreamers and losers in the 1930s is not always effective, but it's ambitious, daring, and very well acted.
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.
June 17, 2005
October 23, 2004
Schlesinger has conceived his film as an epic, which was a daring thing to do with such slender material.
January 9, 2004
August 24, 2003
Blistering film version of the novel. One of Schlesinger's best works.
August 22, 2003
May 24, 2003
A fascinating, if flawed, example of the film industry turning the lights on itself and finding nothing there but darkness.