Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

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Directed By David Lean Starring Peter O'Toole  •  Alec Guinness  •  Anthony Quinn  •  Jack Hawkins  •  Omar Sharif Genres Adventure Drama  •  Adventure  •  Based-on-a-True-Story  •  Biopic  •  Drama  •  Epic  •  Historical Epic  •  Historical Film  •  War Adventure  •  War Drama  •  War Epic  •  War Studios &
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Release Info December 10, 1962
Color  •  227 minutes G Rated G
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Ufhamlet

Ufhamlet on 4/23/2013 Reply  · 

1962, when long apparently meant quality. A two-hour story told in four and a rather unlikeable narcissist for a protagonist isn't my idea of a good time.

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JoshuaHolloway

JoshuaHolloway on 10/17/2013 Reply  · 

One of the greatest films of all time.

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rant815

rant815 on 11/22/2014 Reply  · 

The word “epic” in recent years has become synonymous with “big budget B picture.” What you realize watching “Lawrence of Arabia” is that the word “epic” refers not to the cost or the elaborate production, but to the size of the ideas and vision. Roger Ebert

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Zebula77

Zebula77 on 12/19/2016 Reply  · 

Well, I gave it another shot. I've long felt Lawrence is one of the most overrated epics out there, and...I still kinda do. I can definitely appreciate the immense undertaking it must have been to get this movie made, and technically it's very impressive. On the other hand, it just meanders on and on and on and the main musical theme gets tremendously annoying about halfway through. Sometimes it feels as if scenes are extended simply to make the film longer.
I dunno, guess I still don't "get" what's so great about this one. A 6/10 from me.

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Eagleskywalker87

Eagleskywalker87 on 7/29/2017 Reply  · 

Wow! What a superb film! It's 4 hours long but I was still very compelled with it for the entire runtime! It's the kind of movie that Hollywood are too scared to make today. 4 hours of filmmaking in the highest quality, a great story with a complex main character and it's very ambitious. A 10/10 for me.

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