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April 11, 2018
Gandhi is a 1982 British-Indian epic historical drama film based on the life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the leader of India's non-violent, non-cooperative independence movement against the United Kingdom's rule of the country during the 20th century. Gandhi was directed by Richard Attenborough.
At over 3 hours this epic movie is held together by the outstanding performance of Ben Kingsley in the title role. It is both an informative and engaging movie, and I remember it gave me a sore neck sitting in the front row at the cinema!
½ March 8, 2018
If you were to rank all the biopics to win Best Picture, this one would be somewhere in the middle. It's OK, I guess.
½ February 17, 2018
Best picture. 1001 movies to see before you die.
February 12, 2018
Completely on sided view that glossed over the creepiness of who Gandhi truly was. No mention of his weird sexual kinks or his views on Europeans or women. Nothing but a sweet little old man that wanted nothing peace. The saving grace is that they got a white dude to play him. LOL.
½ February 4, 2018
Very Good movie about the amazing man named Gandhi! Ben Kingsley gives an awesome performance and got a well deserved Oscar for this movie. This movie did get a well deserved Best Picture Oscare in 1983 it beat out Missing, Tootsie, ET and The Verdict.
½ December 19, 2017
Puntaje Original: 7.0

Una película digna para el máximo líder de la historia después de Cristo.
½ November 11, 2017
Biopics need (and deserve) this level of didacticism (particularly on a figure so integral to human history). But alas, it just does not exist anymore.
½ October 11, 2017
Thoroughly and brutally entertaining, inspiring and/or informative, the three-hour Gandhi movie is nothing less than essential cinema, showing both epic direction and a committed, smile-inducing portrayal from Ben Kingsley.
½ October 8, 2017
It's a tad bloated in spots. But, it does what every biopic should do: it makes you care about the character you are watching, and informs you on information you may not have been privy too. It's also a sprawling, sweeping epic led by a perfect performance by Ben Kingsley.
½ September 29, 2017
9.5 out of 10:

Even though it?s overlong, Gandhi is still visually stunning, brutal, well meaning, and has a magnificent performance from Ben Kingsley.
½ September 9, 2017
A very long film, but so emotionally powerful. Gandhi's struggles are brilliantly portrayed by Kingsley and the spirit and the determination of those fighting against the Brits is beautifully captured.
August 19, 2017
A worthy biopic that sparks inspiration, but it is unfortunately boring at times. It could have been condensed a bit so that it isn't so dull. (First and only full viewing - 12/20/2010)
½ July 31, 2017
A typical Biopic, but Richard Attenborough's direction and Ben Kingsley's phenomenal debut make Gandhi worth watching
½ June 28, 2017
Gandhi is a movie I enjoyed and is my favourite documentary but when Nathuram Godse shoots Gandhi at the start it gives the end away.
½ June 19, 2017
Unfortunately Jinnah is portrayed as a monster. Roshan Seth is brilliant as Nehru.
½ June 10, 2017
An important story well told. Long but not too dry. Never quite catches fire but maybe that's not the purpose. Very 80s epic.
April 19, 2017
Gandhi is one of the best film biographies about someone I've ever seen. This is due to the great cinematography, the careful care taken with the story, and of course Ben Kingsley in a performance humankind rarely sees accomplished. Director Richard Attenborough does a fantastic job with the camera and each shot feels meticulously filmed and extremely well thought out. Even though the story is not a unfamiliar one, the film makes effective work of it and makes every minute of the three hour run time meaningful. Despite my fears of this being a long and overdrawn film, this felt deliberate in every scene to keep the audience interested and not just cram some scenes with filler material by wisely staying away from showing Gandhi in prison very often. Finally, Kingsley gives his best performance ever, and completely disappears into his role, he is incredibly subdued but manages to creep into every scene as the most powerful force without feeling like he is anything other than a quiet man that wants peace and freedom. Gandhi is a fantastic film to watch if you have 3 hours to see it, I would recommend it to anyone who wants to see a great biography on the man
April 4, 2017
This movie was amazing. This style of movie is not what you see now in days, and is a wonderful representation of a religionist movement. This movie is the autobiography of Gandhi and what he accomplished and how. The movie starts and the end with his murder being shot point blank at a large rally by Nathuram Godse. Then it flashes back to when he was a young man in South Africa. He is a young attorney at the time and goes to ride a train with his first-class pass. He is told he is not allowed to ride first class. He refused this order and demands to ride first class. He is then thrown off the train. This is his turning point realize that nonviolence is the way and that treating minorities like this is unacceptable. The majority of the movie after this is him preforming nonviolent protest against South Africa and in Indian. He establishes equality in south Africa and then moves back to his home country of Indian. Here he does similar protest and even goes on a hungry strike to cease the Britain rule over their country. During these protest, he is jailed many times and beaten. There is tragic scene in Indiana where women and children and mean are gun down for about five minutes over the Hindus and Muslins struggles.
This movie has extreme religions ties and connect. Where most people say, Gandhi was Jainism due to all his closer friends where he was more of a Ahimsa (doing no harm) which is one the biggest part of Jainism. This movie you get to see many practices of Jainism from the medication and the giving away of all material goods. The act of selflessness you could say to some it all up. Gandhi was strong believer and doing no harm and being selflessness that he would sacrifice all his goods and himself. He would starve himself to show he dedication to prove what is right.
February 17, 2017
a very good movie but it\s slow moving and 3 hrs long. Took me 3 tries to finish it and I fell asleep 3 times.
February 14, 2017
Although unnecessarily long, Gandhi delivers a powerful biopic true to its subject matter thanks largely to Ben Kingsley's spellbinding tour de force performance.
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