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Gentleman's Agreement Reviews

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Robert Hatch
The New Republic
February 6, 2013
By dispassionate critical standards, Gentleman's Agreement is not a success. It is a tract rather than a play and it has the crusader's shortcomings.
Witney Seibold
Nerdist
February 18, 2015
Can Gentleman's Agreement be a salient, good movie, and still be entirely too corny? Maybe it's just because I'm looking back at it from the modern day, but Gentleman's Agreement plays hokey and preachy a lot of the time.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
June 23, 2014
Diabolically dull and somber to the point that it's almost worth laughing at it, except that Gregory Peck's incredibly serious expressions have the tendency to make laughter dry out and die.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Ty Burr
Entertainment Weekly
February 19, 2013
Agreement was tame, cautious stuff even back then.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
February 18, 2003
Gentleman's Agreement may have been an important film at one time, but it was never a good film.
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
July 8, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
Matt Easterbrook
Matt's Movie Reviews
October 26, 2003
I definitely can't fault Gentleman's Agreement for its subject matter, but man, does it ever beat you over the head with it.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
February 17, 2009
It looks pretty timorous now.
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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.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
July 21, 2004
A frightening time capsule of ethnic intolerance.
| Original Score: 5/5
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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Hobe Morrison
Variety
February 19, 2008
[A] brilliant and powerful film.
Jon Fortgang
Film4
November 1, 2007
The style may have dated but the motives which drive the film still feel fresh and energetic.
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
Peck and McGuire are incredible as the leads, but (and this is a good thing), Jew-bashing has faded as a commonly-experienced social ill.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Good performances, however, particularly from Garfield and Holm.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
October 11, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
It's obvious that screenwriter Moss Hart and director Elia Kazan felt strongly about their subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
January 13, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
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