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To Kill A Mockingbird Reviews

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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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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
This one is always just off the boil.
Josh Larsen
October 29, 2010
So much of the novel's reckless atmosphere is missing...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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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.
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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.
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
Kate Muir
Times (UK)
February 23, 2016
Peck's performance, in tortoiseshell glasses and a cream linen suit, is mesmerizing and serious.
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
December 12, 2002
The film is honest about a time in this country when happy endings were few and far between.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 29, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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James Berardinelli
June 20, 2002
Universally recognized as a classic, and the label is well deserved.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
October 17, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
August 13, 2011
Justly celebrated.
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
September 30, 2005
Above all, it's a film about listening to Dad.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic
September 27, 2005
Arguably one of the best dramatic films ever made, brought home with tons of great features, a sparkling new transfer, and a nifty fold-out case.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Mark R. Leeper
October 21, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Cole Smithey
October 13, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
September 30, 2005
Regardless of its flaws, it occupies a specific place in American cinema; it's easy to enjoy and hard to forget.
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
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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