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Gentleman's Agreement Reviews

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television
November 28, 2015
Powerful film still makes one of the most insightful attacks on racism ever shot.
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Kate Cameron
New York Daily News
February 17, 2015
The words ring out with clarity from the Mayfair screen and there is no mistaking their meaning. They are not lost on the wind, but hit you full in the face, making you sit up and take notice of the force behind them.
Tom Hutchinson
Radio Times
January 14, 2014
An eye-opener in its day, this exposure of high-society racial prejudice still has the power to compel.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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James Berardinelli
August 17, 2010
The movie is as powerful today as when it captured the Best Picture Oscar a few years after Hitler's genocide ended in Europe.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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TIME Magazine
February 18, 2009
Gentleman's Agreement is an important experiment, honestly approached and successfully brought off.
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Hobe Morrison
February 19, 2008
[A] brilliant and powerful film.
Jon Fortgang
November 1, 2007
The style may have dated but the motives which drive the film still feel fresh and energetic.
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
May 10, 2007
You'd think a 60-year-old movie about prejudice would be passé by now. You'd be wrong.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

TV Guide
December 12, 2006
[It] remains a classic crusading film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
October 24, 2006
An incisive look at the effects of anti-Semitism and the attempts to stamp it out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Emanuel Levy
July 15, 2006
Tame and too hopeful by today's standards, but Kazan's message drama was important in 1947, representing one of the first time that the word Jew was explicity used in a Hollywood picture.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Good performances, however, particularly from Garfield and Holm.
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online
January 18, 2005
Preachy but effective indictment of anti-Semitism
| Original Score: 3/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
October 1, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
July 21, 2004
A frightening time capsule of ethnic intolerance.
| Original Score: 5/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
April 3, 2004
Verdadeiro tratado sociológico sobre a intolerância e o preconceito, o filme continua a impressionar por sua ambição e por se manter atual quase 60 anos depois de realizado.
| Original Score: 5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 21, 2004
The film does try to tackle a subject matter that has not been covered too well by Hollywood at the time, and for that alone it should be commended.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The film still has abundant meaning and should be fully and widely enjoyed.
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