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Lawrence of Arabia Reviews

February 16, 2016
Lean and photographer Fred A. Young have combined their artistic talents in an evocation of the Arabian desert that makes it both terrifying and deeply moving in its lonely grandeur.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 20, 2012
You'll need to dedicate half a day to it - but this deserves to be seen again on the big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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February 20, 2009
It is O'Toole who continually dominates the screen, and he dominates it with professional skill, Irish charm and smashing good looks.
February 19, 2008
It was a big bold project and has turned out a big bold film.
December 13, 2006
[It] remains one of the most intelligent, handsome, and influential of all war epics.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
June 24, 2006
The passage of time has only proved how difficult it is to run ideas, history, characterisation and landscape in harness on this sort of scale.
November 29, 2004
Approach it from whatever angle you like, performances, script, cinematography, score; David Lean's sweeping biography of T.E. Lawrence is unarguably magnificent.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 4, 2004
Even the flies in the opening Cairo scene jump out at you.
May 20, 2003
It reduces a legendary figure to conventional movie-hero size amidst magnificent and exotic scenery but a conventional lot of action-film clichés.
November 1, 2002
An epic achievement in filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 26, 2002
A cracking good adventure yarn, as well as a disturbing psychological profile of a man destined to become a great leader but an even greater dupe.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
September 19, 2002
It's an astonishing, unrepeatable epic.
March 28, 2002
Riveting from beginning to end, featuring stellar performances, amazing cinematography, and a story without a trace of fat, the film does everything an epic is supposed to do -- and more.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
Lawrence is too emotionally overpowering for critical reservations.
January 1, 2000
The only thing that really dates it is the awful makeup, orangey pancake for Lawrence, a gray-green nose for Quinn and cordovan shoe polish for Guinness.
January 1, 2000
We remember the quiet, empty passages, the sun rising across the desert, the intricate lines traced by the wind in the sand.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
This is that rare film whose weaknesses are not only swallowed up by its vast, disturbing ambition, but somehow become part of its strengths.
January 1, 2000
Lawrence luxuriates in the tremendous.