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The Grapes of Wrath Reviews

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Basil Wright
The Spectator
November 3, 2015
The Grapes of Wrath is, in fact, the greatest master- piece the screen has ever produced; in it John Ford has established in vivid and inescapable terms the knowledge of good and evil.
Franz Hoellering
The Nation
January 14, 2013
The Grapes of Wrath is Hollywood's most distinguished offering.
Top Critic
Whittaker Chambers
TIME Magazine
April 27, 2009
The Grapes of Wrath is possibly the best picture ever made from a so-so book.
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
April 14, 2002
The Grapes of Wrath was often named the greatest American film, until it was dethroned by the re-release of Citizen Kane.
| Original Score: 4/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
April 13, 2002
This brilliant film shows us a family of enormous dignity and commitment.
| Original Score: 5/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Classic John Steinbeck adaptation is still powerful.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine
November 22, 2010
The Grapes of Wrath is flawed, but it captures that shiver of panic that grips anyone for whom the money for the next meal is unknown.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Leo Goldsmith
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
April 14, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Cole Smithey
October 10, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
April 26, 2004
As if Ford had actually photographed the human spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
March 26, 2009
It is an absorbing, tense melodrama, starkly realistic, and loaded with social and political fireworks.
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
John Ford's adaptation of the John Steinbeck novel is moving and heartfelt, despite its random structure and rambling, overwrought (and overly political) narrative.
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Captures the stark plainness of the migrants, stripped to a few possessions, left with innumerable relations and little hope.
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online
June 16, 2003
A solid and moving adaptation of the Steinbeck novel.
| Original Score: 5/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
January 12, 2004
John Ford transforma a trajetória da família Joad em um poderoso manifesto político que, mais de 60 anos depois, mantém-se tragicamente atual.
| Original Score: 5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 30, 2004
A superb film.
Full Review | Original Score: A
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
March 28, 2004 of the most powerful films Hollywood ever made, and just as moving today as it was all those years ago.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Jeremy Heilman
June 6, 2004
Ford delivers Steinbeck's message intact.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Dan Jardine
July 29, 2004
Like a grand Biblical epic, John Ford's film is a triumph on both the political and personal levels.
Full Review | Original Score: 92/100
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
October 30, 2006
What really solidifies the greatness of The Grapes of Wrath is Ford's ability to blend the personal and political without causing damage to either characters or themes.
| Original Score: 92/100
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