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Universal acclaim- based on 223 Ratings

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  • Summary: The 40th anniversary re-release of David Lean's 1962 masterpiece, starring Peter O'Toole in one of the most electrifying debuts in film history.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
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  1. 100
    Released in 1962, it was pretty clearly the most intelligent spectacular within living memory. On its 40th anniversary, it's even better.
  2. Reviewed by: Janice Page
    100
    Lawrence is back on the big screen, and it simply demands to be seen. Yes, again.
  3. Reviewed by: Staff [not credited]
    100
    David Lean's splendid biography of the enigmatic T.E. Lawrence paints a complex portrait of the desert-loving Englishman who united Arab tribes in battle against the Ottoman Turks during WWI.
  4. 100
    Riveting from beginning to end, featuring stellar performances, amazing cinematography, and a story without a trace of fat, the film does everything an epic is supposed to do - and more.
  5. 100
    What a bold, mad act of genius it was, to make Lawrence of Arabia, or even think that it could be made.
  6. It's perhaps only because it can't be seen in its full glory on television that "Lawrence" isn't ranked more highly on some recent all-time "best film" lists. But it belongs near the very top. It's an astonishing, unrepeatable epic.
  7. In short, they don't make 'em like this one anymore. Viewing it is like taking a time machine to a movie age that was more naive than our own in some ways, more sophisticated and ambitious in others.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 40
  2. Negative: 2 out of 40
  1. Dec 14, 2014
    10
    Now here is a movie worth watching again and again..... the camera direction and photography are second to none. Admittedly the locationsNow here is a movie worth watching again and again..... the camera direction and photography are second to none. Admittedly the locations steal the show more often than not, but David Leans ability to capture the majesty of those locations is unquestionable.
    The truthfulness of the story line I am sure has been questioned elsewhere, but the character portrayal by the leading roles is just brilliant. Star studded cast with Peter O'Toole the icing on the top.
    If you haven't seen this before, watch it now and realize that this what modern Hollywood aspires to.
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  2. Oct 2, 2010
    10
    Its movies like this that we are taken on a journey we come back from changed. Only through the astonishing performance of Peter O'Toole andIts movies like this that we are taken on a journey we come back from changed. Only through the astonishing performance of Peter O'Toole and the subconscious thoughts of it's real life occurrence can such a powerful and epic movie be brought into our hearts.

    This movie should be no doubt considered when we discuss the best movies of all time.
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  3. Dan
    Jan 26, 2009
    10
    Cinematic perfection, no less.
  4. TinaW.
    Sep 4, 2008
    10
    This movie does not just deserve a mere 100, it deserves a 101! This is the most intelligent film that the Creator has ever put on this planet.
  5. Jun 27, 2012
    10
    A dark , perverse and disturbing movie. A masterpiece that brings us to think about what is moral and how far men can go. Required!
  6. Dec 17, 2010
    10
    One of the greatest movies of all time.. a true epic! Rarely do you find such a beautifully done movie. *highlight for me* Anthony QOne of the greatest movies of all time.. a true epic! Rarely do you find such a beautifully done movie. *highlight for me* Anthony Q performance, Alex G, and Omar Sharif but many others as well ... almost too many to list... Must see movie! Expand
  7. massimob
    Feb 22, 2009
    2
    Ok, some visually stunning scene, but it was the landscape, the story meant nothing the acting was stiff, maybe I'm an idiot, too long , Ok, some visually stunning scene, but it was the landscape, the story meant nothing the acting was stiff, maybe I'm an idiot, too long , too melodramatic, I can't imagine this to be a great film, don't believe the hype, try watching it more than once, you can't or you're deluding yourself. Expand

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