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To Kill A Mockingbird Reviews

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Andrew Collins
Radio Times
February 28, 2016
A fine, moving, informative period piece for all ages, To Kill a Mockingbird is as much an abiding favourite as the book.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kate Muir
Times (UK)
February 23, 2016
Peck's performance, in tortoiseshell glasses and a cream linen suit, is mesmerizing and serious.
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Andrew Sarris
Village Voice
February 22, 2016
"To Kill a Mockingbird" relates the Cult of Childhood to the Negro Problem with disastrous results.

Sydney Morning Herald
August 19, 2015
Gregory Peck stays beautifully within the character of the bespectacled, widowed man, but with its episodes unevenly joined, the script is too repetitive and long.
Marc Lee
Daily Telegraph (UK)
February 3, 2015
As Mulligan so deftly demonstrates, the story is in the characters, their failings and fragility, their heroism and nobility of spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
February 27, 2012
I got so much more from this story as an adult, and it's a shame that my adolescent stubbornness kept me from the movie for so many years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Eric Melin
February 11, 2012
Because the story is related through young Scout and Jem, that childhood wonder and fear is never close behind.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
January 23, 2012
One of those rare instances when a movie perfectly captures the essence of its source material without compromising it in any way.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
August 13, 2011
Justly celebrated.

July 25, 2011
One of Hollywood's finest achievements, To Kill A Mockingbird is truly timeless.

TV Guide
July 25, 2011
Since its release, this intelligent, atmospheric film has been warmly received by audiences responding not only to their own childhood, but also to the heroic image portrayed by Peck, a shining example of citizenship and affectionate fatherhood.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
July 25, 2011
To Kill a Mockingbird is a time capsule, preserving hopes and sentiments from a kinder, gentler, more naive America.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
July 25, 2011
Harper Lee's child's-eye view of southern bigotry gains something in its translation to the screen by Robert Mulligan, who knows exactly where to place the camera to catch a child's subjective experience.
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
July 25, 2011
A terrific central performance by Gregory Peck makes for an outstanding big screen adaptation of Harper Lee's classic novel.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Josh Larsen
October 29, 2010
So much of the novel's reckless atmosphere is missing...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dan Jardine
July 21, 2010
Oscar winner Gregory Peck is ideal casting as Atticus, for his Lincoln-like integrity and intelligence perfectly serve the role
Full Review | Original Score: 90/100
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television
July 6, 2010
Uneven film whose strong point is anti-racism.
Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt
October 26, 2009
To Kill a Mockingbird should make admirers of the novel weep many times over.
Full Review | Original Score: 74/100
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James Powers
Hollywood Reporter
December 22, 2008
To Kill A Mockingbird is a product of American realism, and it is a rare and worthy treasure.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
This one is always just off the boil.
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