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Gandhi Reviews

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Gita Mehta
The Spectator
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.
Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine
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
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
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.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
March 4, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
December 17, 2006
Attenborough's work lacks even the undercurrent of personality that David Lean brought to his films: the film has no flavor but that of the standard Hollywood hagiography.

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.
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Kathleen Carroll
New York Daily News
February 17, 2015
They simply do not build movies like this any more, which is a pity.
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June 24, 2006
Its faults rather pale beside the epic nature of its theme, and Kingsley's performance in the central role is outstanding.
Robert Hatch
The Nation
February 11, 2013
Richard Attenborough's Gandhi is every bit as sumptuous as everyone had expected.
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.
Liz Perle
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Brilliant biography will engage preteens and up.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 17, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
A remarkable experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
October 4, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
January 1, 2005
A true epic in every sense of the word!
| Original Score: 5/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Epic tale about one man's journey down the transforming path of wisdom and peace.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Cole Smithey
March 8, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
Joshua Tyler
June 27, 2001
Both script and camera serve only as a canvas upon which the masterful Ben Kingsley paints a touchingly lifelike picture of one of the greatest men in history.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Frank Ochieng
June 4, 2003
Attenborough's profound epic spotlighting one of the 20th century's most prolific spiritual men of peace. Kingsley's portrayal of Gandhi is impeccable and inspirational to boot
| Original Score: 4/5
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
November 7, 2001
An informative and enjoyable movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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