Metascore
100

Universal acclaim - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Janice Page
    100
    Lawrence is back on the big screen, and it simply demands to be seen. Yes, again.
  2. 100
    What a bold, mad act of genius it was, to make Lawrence of Arabia, or even think that it could be made.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 100
    Released in 1962, it was pretty clearly the most intelligent spectacular within living memory. On its 40th anniversary, it's even better.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 214 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 40
  2. Negative: 2 out of 40
  1. Dan
    Jan 26, 2009
    10
    Cinematic perfection, no less.
  2. May 3, 2011
    10
    This film is perfect in every possible way. It's hard to even imagine the struggles that went into the making of this masterpiece. Peter O'This film is perfect in every possible way. It's hard to even imagine the struggles that went into the making of this masterpiece. Peter O' Toole not only gives his best performance of all-time, but one of the greatest performances of all-time. Full Review »
  3. 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. Full Review »