The Day of the Locust Reviews

December 4, 2019
The problems with casting and characterization are only symptomatic of a deeper problem - a lack of understanding of what the story is all about.
January 26, 2006
The narrative is often confused and confusing.
March 27, 2005
The casting choices are brilliant but the production is let down by a haphazard screenplay that misses the novel's point, and weak direction.
August 3, 2004
April 7, 2004
Much has been made of the climactic riot scene, which may have seemed novel when Nathanael West first wrote it back in the '30s, but it's just plain goofy when viewed today
January 1, 2000
A painfully misconceived reduction and simplification.