The Graduate Reviews

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November 24, 2014
The Graduate gives some substance to the contention that American films are coming of age -- of our age.
November 21, 2014
It isn't often one gets even half a film as funny as this.
November 21, 2014
The most engaging thing about Mike Nichols is his awareness, strong enough to remind you of the late, great Preston Sturges, of how to use bland and idiotic exaggeration as a comic safety-valve.
November 20, 2014
The remarkably true ring of Webb's dialogue is preserved and augmented, the visual potential lifted to next power in absurdity.
August 7, 2014
Rewatching The Graduate is a true time travel.
June 17, 2014
[VIDEO ESSAY] The otherness that Ben feels points to the film's most overlooked and underappreciated aspect; Ben is a Jew passing as an all-American WASP at a time in America when discrimination against Jews was prevalent.
January 14, 2013
The emotional elevation of the film is due in no small measure to the extraordinarily engaging performances of Anne Bancroft as the wife-mother-mistress, Dustin Hoffman as the lumbering Lancelot, and Katherine Ross as his fair Elaine.
April 10, 2012
It's consistently fleet and funny, even as it probes the heady abandon and looming hangover that typified the decade of discontent.
April 10, 2012
Mike Nichols and veteran cinematographer Robert Surtees threw out the DGA playbook for The Graduate.
January 1, 2011
Influential coming-of-age sex comedy.
November 10, 2008
A safe and calculated popular landmark film.
March 3, 2008
Here's to you, Mrs Robinson.
October 18, 2007
Rather a shame it's so often mistaken for a statement about something beyond the milk-fed adolescent blues.
September 29, 2007
to understand just how relevant The Graduate is four decades after its initial release, all you need do is watch it in a roomful of college students
September 16, 2007
Mike Nichols' seminal film at once reflected the generation gap and also widened it, giving youths a clear voice, indigenous music, villains (all adults), and a sympathtic anti-hero, played to perfection by Dustin Hoffman in a career-making turn.
July 1, 2007
...plastics, an apt description for the artificial people and attitudes around him.
April 6, 2006
All the indie imitators that have come later still can't touch this hilarious and biting classic.
July 4, 2005
Here's to you Mrs Robinson....and Mike Nichols
May 16, 2005
February 17, 2005
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