• Sir Azid Ahmad

    ★★★★½ Added by Sir Azid Ahmad

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Once I read a book on cinema and it says that if late Peter O’Toole had been anymore charming in that dessert, then the movie would be worthy of “Florence of Arabia”. It was his original striking blue eyes, predominant screen-charisma and surely, his knowledge and experience on acting, which made him a legendary artist of acting Hollywood. This is “Lawrence of Arabia”; a ‘totalitarian’ cinema, where acting and assured filmmaking are absolute. The fact that modern filmmakers rely so…

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  • mirsik

    ★★★★★ Added by mirsik

    Brilliant film about the legendary hero of Allied operations in the Middle East during WW1. Peter O'Toole gives a masterful performance as Lawrence and the film has many epic, sweeping scenes that are long remembered.

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  • Tom Simpson

    ★★★★★ Watched by Tom Simpson 07 Feb, 2016

    A must watch..... But DAMN is it long as fuck.

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  • MiniVan3E18

    ★★★★ Watched by MiniVan3E18 05 Feb, 2016

    I feel terrible for not giving this a 5-star rating, but this is my review I guess. The first 2 hours of the movie, in my opinion, perfectly engaging, beautiful, and moving. Flawless. The final section of the movie, after the intermission, trades beautiful massive-scale shots of the desert where you can feel the burn of the sun, with boring conversations between characters about motivations which aren't made clear. This movie probably requires a rewatch, and it is certainly deserving…

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  • kungen

    ★★★½ Watched by kungen 07 Feb, 2016

    Peter o´toole is overrated, great and interesting and well told story. The movie is too loooooooong, tend to get boring at the end. You can just stand to see bad performance and ugly war sceenes so much... Especially when they tend to be repetetive..

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  • TheFilmCave

    ★★★★★ Watched by TheFilmCave 06 Feb, 2016

    This film is long, it's very long, 216 minutes to be exact, and it used every minute to its advantage because Lawrence of Arabia is one of the greatest cinematic experiences ever. The cinematography by Freddie Young is breathtakingly beautiful, the score is maybe one of the best of all time and the direction by David Lane is spectacular. Peter O Toole gives one of the greatest performances of all time as Lawrence. This film is so beautiful and so…

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  • greggpj

    ★★★★★ Watched by greggpj 05 Feb, 2016

    There are some films where you have the characters who are human, and then there are the characters who are not human. This is one such film. You have the main character, T. E. Lawrence played by Peter O'Toole. Then you have the co-star of the movie which is the North African and Middle Eastern wilderness - the desert. This is a spectacular movie that begs to be seen on the newest Blue-ray edition on the largest screen possible. Just…

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  • 'Becca'lise

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by 'Becca'lise 05 Feb, 2016

    Sight & Sound Challenge 94/250
    Like the first half a lot more than the second, but damn if this isn't a gorgeous looking and well acted film, with that score that gives me goosebumps every time. A pleasure to revisit.

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  • Jimmy Hughes

    ★★★½ Watched by Jimmy Hughes 16 Jan, 2016

    Epic in every sense of the word.

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  • jto111

    ★★★★ Added by jto111

    A marvellous epic directed by David Lean.

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  • Paul Berkeley

    ★★★★ Watched by Paul Berkeley 29 Jan, 2016

    As part of my 52 classics in a year this is one that's near the front of the line. I cant believe its taken me so long to watch this but glad I eventually did. They just don't make epics like this anymore, the locations were fantastic and it was filmed in several countries. The acting performances were all great especially Peter O'Toole, I also thought Omar Sharif was a standout. Its a shame that all the actors are no longer with us but this movie will live on as a true classic.

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  • Lynbarry

    Watched by Lynbarry 28 Jan, 2016

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Watched this in two sessions because otherwise we probably never would have gotten around to watch it.

    We ended the first session just as they arrived at the canal.

    Unfortunately I can't be completely sure if i preferred the first half to the second half because of watching the movie in two sessions or if it really was better.

    Anyway, I liked it better. I liked that it was more about the wonders of the desert, that it really took…

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