Ship of Fools Reviews

October 1, 2019
The result, in both book and movie, is a Ship without buoyancy and with an alarming tendency to wallow in heavy seas.
August 13, 2019
This is the worst movie that Mr. Kramer has yet directed, if the verb may be used, loosely, in this context.
November 7, 2007
Superb acting in an Abby Mann script that seldom descends into bathos.
November 7, 2007
Director-producer Stanley Kramer and scenarist Abby Mann have distilled the essence of Katherine Anne Porter's bulky novel in a film that appeals to the intellect and the emotions.
July 30, 2007
Prestigious and literary cinema at its most ponderous, transfer of Porter's novel to the the big screen by Kramer (the wrong director) is crude and pretentious, but some of the performances, particularly Signoret, Leigh and Dunn, are good.
July 15, 2007
The black-and-white overlong, dated and uneven film, a less than endearing talk-fest, is rescued from drowning in a sea of words by its fine cast.
June 24, 2006
Don't look now, but as you might expect with message-mad Kramer at the helm of this adaptation of Katherine Anne Porter's novel, there's a heavy allegory aboard.
October 9, 2005
January 4, 2005
All-star cast in ultimately grim tale.
December 21, 2004
March 12, 2004
May 24, 2003
The film's interest lies in the excellent cast.
May 23, 2003
May 20, 2003
A powerful, ironic film.
March 11, 2003
August 7, 2002
It makes for OK drama all the same, but it's all on the heavy-handed side. Well, subtlety was never Kramer's strong suit.
February 28, 2002
Werner and Signoret were wonderful, and deserved their nominations.
January 1, 2000
As glib as Stanley Kramer often is, there is probably nothing glibber in his entire output than this Abby Mann adaptation of Katherine Anne Porter's novel.