Gentleman's Agreement Reviews

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August 5, 2020
In the end (aided by a momentous parting shot), the human drama feels just as powerful as the morals.
July 30, 2020
Gentleman's Agreement is the sort of film that contains the usual drama for a Zanuck movie but the subject matter is what makes the film so groundbreaking.
January 24, 2020
Gentleman's Agreement still comes across as a smart, incisive, and engrossing drama, and although times have changed since 1947, the subject it so boldly tackles remains timely and relevant to this day.
January 23, 2020
It is brave in having something to say about a problem of living today and it is outspoken in the saying of it. It has been directed with rare understanding by Elia Kazan.
January 23, 2020
The film is great stuff throughout, and Is well worth seeing.
January 23, 2020
Here is a great and moving film -- the best that has come from an American studio for several years.
November 28, 2015
Powerful film still makes one of the most insightful attacks on racism ever shot.
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.
January 14, 2014
An eye-opener in its day, this exposure of high-society racial prejudice still has the power to compel.
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.
February 18, 2009
Gentleman's Agreement is an important experiment, honestly approached and successfully brought off.
February 19, 2008
[A] brilliant and powerful film.
November 1, 2007
The style may have dated but the motives which drive the film still feel fresh and energetic.
May 10, 2007
You'd think a 60-year-old movie about prejudice would be pass by now. You'd be wrong.
December 12, 2006
[It] remains a classic crusading film.
October 24, 2006
An incisive look at the effects of anti-Semitism and the attempts to stamp it out.
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.
October 9, 2005
January 18, 2005
Preachy but effective indictment of anti-Semitism
October 1, 2004
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