Inherit the Wind Reviews

  • Jul 05, 2020

    Fantastic version of my favorite play. It might be as good as the original.

    Fantastic version of my favorite play. It might be as good as the original.

  • May 12, 2020

    The actors seemed bored and uninterested at times. They lacked the fire and spontaneity of the 1960 film. Being filmed in color took away the charm of the setting. Lemmon and Scott are great actors they just seemed out of place.

    The actors seemed bored and uninterested at times. They lacked the fire and spontaneity of the 1960 film. Being filmed in color took away the charm of the setting. Lemmon and Scott are great actors they just seemed out of place.

  • Jan 27, 2020

    Although too many similarities with Spencer Tracy version (almost identical), the initial spirit of the story, and the power of the actors, is good enough to maintain it alive.

    Although too many similarities with Spencer Tracy version (almost identical), the initial spirit of the story, and the power of the actors, is good enough to maintain it alive.

  • Aug 23, 2016

    Aburrida y aburrida, una película que se quedó en el tiempo (o que nunca estuvo buena)

    Aburrida y aburrida, una película que se quedó en el tiempo (o que nunca estuvo buena)

  • jay n Super Reviewer
    Jan 01, 2014

    Not the masterpiece that the 1960 film was but a very solid rendering of the play which provided the great George C. Scott with a fitting and graceful swan song.

    Not the masterpiece that the 1960 film was but a very solid rendering of the play which provided the great George C. Scott with a fitting and graceful swan song.

  • Oct 28, 2013

    Inherit the Wind (Daniel Petrie, 1999) [originally posted 14Mar2000] Hold the phone. It's a remake that's almost as good as the original. Much of the brilliance of the new version of Inherit the Wind comes from finding two old fogeys who have the same love/hate chemistry brought to life in the original by Frederic March and Spencer Tracy; in this case, the friendly adversaries are George C. Scott, in his last performance before his death, and Jack Lemmon. Toss in Beau Bridges as the wisecracking journalist and a surprisingly downbeat performance by Thom Everett Scott as the teacher who ends up a guinea pig in one of the biggest trials of the century, and you got yourself a fine film. The comic timing is impeccable on all counts, the lines form the film that have become cliche are delivered with the same freshness that ignited them decades ago, and one can almost believe that Scott and Lemmon actually are Bryan and Darrow haggling it out in a Tennessee courtroom. If you've never seen Inherit the Wind, start with the classic Spencer Tracy/Frederic March version from 1960. If you're a fan of the film already, and have been avoiding this remake because nothing can do the original justice, well, you're right... but it comes as close as possible. ****

    Inherit the Wind (Daniel Petrie, 1999) [originally posted 14Mar2000] Hold the phone. It's a remake that's almost as good as the original. Much of the brilliance of the new version of Inherit the Wind comes from finding two old fogeys who have the same love/hate chemistry brought to life in the original by Frederic March and Spencer Tracy; in this case, the friendly adversaries are George C. Scott, in his last performance before his death, and Jack Lemmon. Toss in Beau Bridges as the wisecracking journalist and a surprisingly downbeat performance by Thom Everett Scott as the teacher who ends up a guinea pig in one of the biggest trials of the century, and you got yourself a fine film. The comic timing is impeccable on all counts, the lines form the film that have become cliche are delivered with the same freshness that ignited them decades ago, and one can almost believe that Scott and Lemmon actually are Bryan and Darrow haggling it out in a Tennessee courtroom. If you've never seen Inherit the Wind, start with the classic Spencer Tracy/Frederic March version from 1960. If you're a fan of the film already, and have been avoiding this remake because nothing can do the original justice, well, you're right... but it comes as close as possible. ****

  • Mar 31, 2012

    not bad,"jack's good"mind opener,i suppose...

    not bad,"jack's good"mind opener,i suppose...

  • Dec 27, 2010

    made me go to wikimedia immediately afterwards to read about the real-life trial...Scott and Lemmon are both brilliant...an intriguing look at the evolution vs creational fight....I'd love to see the original

    made me go to wikimedia immediately afterwards to read about the real-life trial...Scott and Lemmon are both brilliant...an intriguing look at the evolution vs creational fight....I'd love to see the original

  • Jun 22, 2010

    Scott and Lemmon face off in a tetelling of a classic it isn't as good as teh first but very good performances

    Scott and Lemmon face off in a tetelling of a classic it isn't as good as teh first but very good performances

  • Jan 26, 2010

    Nice to see Jack Lemmon again.

    Nice to see Jack Lemmon again.