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Gandhi Reviews

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April 26, 2018
Although Gandhi may lack the depth of a more academic approach, it is an old-fashioned, inspirational ode to a man who dared to challenge military power with self-restraint and political cunning.
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 17, 2015
They simply do not build movies like this any more, which is a pity.
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
March 8, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
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.
July 28, 2007
| Original Score: 5/5
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
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
June 24, 2006
Its faults rather pale beside the epic nature of its theme, and Kingsley's performance in the central role is outstanding.
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