Gentleman's Agreement Reviews

January 23, 2020
The film's tone towards anti-Semitism is not the harsh note of intellectual indignation, but the polite murmur of argument. The film reduces a grave problem to dialogue.
January 23, 2020
Much of the 'message' is lost in a welter of words. Sentiment, too, is spread as thickly as we would like our rationed butter.
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.
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.
February 19, 2013
Agreement was tame, cautious stuff even back then.
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.
February 17, 2009
It looks pretty timorous now.
June 24, 2006
Archetypal Hollywood social comment in that it wears its heart on its sleeve rather than offers any analysis of the problem; and the Fox studio's fondness for 'realism' looks remarkably dated in places. Good performances, however.
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.
July 8, 2003
February 18, 2003
Gentleman's Agreement may have been an important film at one time, but it was never a good film.