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Oklahoma! Reviews

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Tony Sloman
Radio Times
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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TIME Magazine
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.
Emanuel Levy
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Philip French
Observer (UK)
November 1, 2007
Folksy and sentimental.
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Variety Staff
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.

TV Guide
November 1, 2007
It's a watchable, if hardly terrific, rendering of an innovative Broadway landmark.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
November 1, 2007
The film heaves and sputters from one indifferently rendered number to the next.
David Mattin
November 1, 2007
50 years on there's still an infectious charm about Oklahoma!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
January 15, 2007
Pretty fun in spite of itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Peter Bradshaw
August 26, 2006
A solid Hollywood landmark.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Patrick Peters
Empire Magazine
August 25, 2006
A brilliant musical that still looks fresh today.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 31, 2006
Efficient but not exciting.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Wally Hammond
Time Out
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.
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Douglas Pratt
Hollywood Reporter
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.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Don Willmott
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
January 30, 2004
Changed the face of the musical… After The Sound of Music, it's the best-loved Rogers & Hammerstein film adaptation, deservedly so.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Fran Hortop
May 24, 2003
Whatever your interest in the sexual politics of the 1950s musical, this is a good-looking, sweet-sounding piece that'll surely have you hot under the collar.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 20, 2003
A full-bodied Oklahoma! has been brought forth in this film to match in vitality, eloquence and melody any musical this reviewer has ever seen.
Susan Granger
August 15, 2006
| Original Score: 3/5
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