Oklahoma! Reviews

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October 24, 2019
The Rodgers-and-Hammerstein stage smasheroo has been translated into a dandy musical, weakened rather than strengthened by an overly grandiose treatment of the ballet numbers.
July 20, 2018
There is something to be said for those horrible continental intervals in the middle of films, with advertisements and lights up and other interruptions : at least in the case of long, familiar, exuberant and therefore exhausting musicals.
October 27, 2015
This rousing film version of the massively influential and, in its day, revolutionary Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musical preserves both the magnificent songs and the key Agnes DeMille choreography.
Top Critic
October 27, 2015
In spite of its age and the fact that its 145-minute mass is sometimes dragging, Oklahoma! hollers itself home as a handsome piece of entertainment.
April 11, 2011
The wrong director, Fred Zinnemann, who doesn't have any sense for the genre, was assigned to this musical, but the tunes are glorious.
November 1, 2007
Folksy and sentimental.
November 1, 2007
The wide screen used for the Todd-AO process adds production scope and visual grandeur, capturing a vista of blue sky and green prairie that can be breathtaking.
November 1, 2007
It's a watchable, if hardly terrific, rendering of an innovative Broadway landmark.
November 1, 2007
The film heaves and sputters from one indifferently rendered number to the next.
November 1, 2007
50 years on there's still an infectious charm about Oklahoma!
January 15, 2007
Pretty fun in spite of itself.
August 26, 2006
A solid Hollywood landmark.
August 25, 2006
A brilliant musical that still looks fresh today.
August 15, 2006
March 31, 2006
Efficient but not exciting.
January 26, 2006
My favourite is the odd cast singing 'The Farmer and the Cowman should be friends', a sentiment I have long believed in.
December 13, 2005
The film is so richly layered that multiple viewings become compulsive -- you think it's all there in front of you, but every time you revisit it, you notice something more, and finish with a desire to go back again.
November 11, 2005
...Zinnemann manages to keep the pace moving in the right direction, and any small concerns one may have diminish quickly in light of the rest of the movie's delights.
November 3, 2005
if classic Broadway is your thing, you'll enjoy this movie more than the other Rodgers and Hammerstein classics that made it to the screen in the same era.
March 25, 2004
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