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Gandhi Reviews

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May 6, 2017
Grievously doting and squeamishly evasive.
February 28, 2017
The movie aims primarily to demonstrate how such a man could accomplish so much, but also how monumental his task was and how it ultimately claimed his life
February 22, 2016
The inability to capture moments of simple, uncomplicated emotion show up the hollowness and over-staged theatricality of Richard Attenborough's Gandhi with exasperating frequency.
February 17, 2015
They simply do not build movies like this any more, which is a pity.
January 13, 2014
Tthe film Gandhi is more stuffy than stately, more prestigious than prodigious. It never quite captures the essence of Gandhi, or the influence he exerted on other leaders, including Martin Luther King. It's a broad but shallow river of information.
January 13, 2014
Above all, Kingsley's astonishing performance, capturing both Gandhi's divine light and his irresistible simplicity, inspires this ambitious film.
February 20, 2013
Attenborough shows once again his skill in managing the big set-piece.
February 20, 2013
While Kingsley (who took one of eight Oscars) is the glue that holds this epic piece together, you must relish a cast that includes John Gielgud, Edward Fox, John Mills, Martin Sheen and Roshan Seth.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 11, 2013
It's a slow, reverential biopic, but it compensates for its sedate pace with a dry, gentle humour and a humanity that befits its extraordinary subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 11, 2013
Richard Attenborough's Gandhi is every bit as sumptuous as everyone had expected.
January 2, 2011
Brilliant biography will engage preteens and up.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 24, 2010
In playing Gandhi, an actor must be less concerned with physical verisimilitude than with spiritual presence, and here Kingsley is nothing short of astonishing.
March 25, 2008
Attenborough's crowning achievement as a director.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 29, 2008
Ben Kingsley's title performance is amazing, particularly in the way he ages across the five decades which the film depicts.
January 29, 2008
Once in a long while a motion picture so eloquently expressive and technically exquisite comes along that one is tempted to hail it as being near perfect.
January 29, 2008
It's safe to say that if you knew nothing about Gandhi before going in to the movie, you wouldn't know a whole lot more coming out.
March 5, 2007
Gandhi is less personal than Reds, but also less complacent than Chariots of Fire and less doddering than Lean's own orderly post-colonial apologia, A Passage to India.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 7, 2007
Strip away the scope and spectacle and what Gandhi boils down to -- dramatically at least -- is a good, old-fashioned man-against-the-system movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 22, 2006
Every bit the biopic that Patton was, Gandhi is emotionally engaging but taxing on the viewer's stamina. Ben Kingsley is astounding.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 17, 2006
Despite an intelligent title performance by Ben Kingsley and impressive cinematography in the manner of David Lean, this huge, clunky biopic offers less than meets the eye.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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