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Gandhi Reviews

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Top Critic
Kathleen Carroll
New York Daily News
February 17, 2015
They simply do not build movies like this any more, which is a pity.
Ralph Novak
People Magazine
January 13, 2014
Above all, Kingsley's astonishing performance, capturing both Gandhi's divine light and his irresistible simplicity, inspires this ambitious film.
Philip French
Observer (UK)
February 20, 2013
Attenborough shows once again his skill in managing the big set-piece.
Andrew Collins
Radio Times
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

Total Film
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
Robert Hatch
The Nation
February 11, 2013
Richard Attenborough's Gandhi is every bit as sumptuous as everyone had expected.
Liz Perle
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Brilliant biography will engage preteens and up.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 25, 2008
Attenborough's crowning achievement as a director.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Cole Smithey
March 8, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
Douglas Pratt
January 29, 2008
Ben Kingsley's title performance is amazing, particularly in the way he ages across the five decades which the film depicts.
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Variety Staff
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.
Susan Granger
July 28, 2007
| Original Score: 5/5
Simon Crook
Empire Magazine
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
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
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

TV Guide
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
Emanuel Levy
July 28, 2006
Despite an intelliegnt performance by Ben Kingsley in the lead, Attenborousgh's worthy biopic is too conventional in illuminating the venerable leader.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
Its faults rather pale beside the epic nature of its theme, and Kingsley's performance in the central role is outstanding.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
October 27, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
January 1, 2005
A true epic in every sense of the word!
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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