• Travis McClain

    Rewatched by Travis McClain 31 Oct, 2014

    Lawrence of Arabia is a top favorite of mine that I'd not yet logged an at-home viewing of the disc in my library. I have, over the years, watched the film at least three times, perhaps more when I first bought it. My most recent viewing was in early 2008, before I began tracking at-home viewings.

    Like E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, I'd seen Lawrence relatively recently on the big screen (4 October 2012) and though I love it dearly, I've had…

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  • Artyficial

    ★★★★ Watched by Artyficial 29 Oct, 2014 6

    To appreciate Lawrence of Arabia to the fullest I think you have to be a male teenager with a soft spot for adventure sagas, yet one that has patience and doesn't demand constant action. If you happen to be one of those, then the film will likely blow your mind. Older audiences however may wish it had more depth. But even if it plays like a reality-based Indy Jones variation, also as an adult I found the film to be…

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  • brandonjsmith

    ★★★★★ Added by brandonjsmith

    Wow. Just wow. What a breathtaking, downright incredible cinematic achievement. Nothing can compare to Lawrence of Arabia in size, scope, and form. Not Ben Hur, Spartacus, or El Cid. Nothing. David Lean's direction is a highlight here. The fact that Lean's film is able to flow at a consistent pace for nearly four hours, given the enormous amount of material used in editing, and factoring in the gargantuan cost of the production, is a technical achievement so spectacular that it…

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  • Kaisergustaf

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Kaisergustaf 27 Oct, 2014

    A masterpiece. I am probably not worthy to comment on this film, such is the scope of this project. All the actors are sublime, all the various locations magical. The soundtrack is as vast as the desert.
    Of course this is not a real biography of TE Lawrence, who was a lot more complex and interesting, though no less hedonistic than Peter O'Tooles portait.

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  • RogerE

    ★★★½ Watched by RogerE 25 Oct, 2014

    A good film, but far too long.

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  • Josiah Morgan

    ★★½ Watched by Josiah Morgan 21 Oct, 2014

    Some things I learned while watching Lawrence of Arabia:

    - The desert is hot.
    - The desert is sandy.
    - The desert is long.

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  • Sarfaraz Abbasi

    ★★★★½ Added by Sarfaraz Abbasi

    This masterpiece from David Lean, a highly respected film, with some of notable scenes in film history, purely depicts the events in the life of Lawrence T. Wonderful performance from Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif and Anthony Quinn.

    Best art-direction, and marvelous cinematography, loved the battle scenes very much.

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  • Anthony

    ★★★★★ Watched by Anthony 18 Oct, 2014

    David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia is held by most as one of, if not the most, epic of cinematic experiences. Telling the story of T.E. Lawrence whose deployment in the Arabia Peninsula would try to bring about an independent and free Arabia.

    Lawrence of Arabia is most probably the most stunning film I have ever seen. Filmed in 70mm, it shows the vast landscapes with unimaginable clarity and Lean's use of space bestows the feeling of freedom, allowing your eye…

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  • detoxp

    ★★★★ Watched by detoxp 10 Oct, 2014

    I'll admit my attention wavered so this wasn't an ideal viewing - honestly, a film this long needs to be watched in theatres just to limit your attention from wandering - but I was pleasantly surprised to find this to be a surprisingly difficult and complicated film considering how beloved it is. It's really not just a hollow crowd pleaser, and Lawrence himself is a weirdly complex character. The tale of a masochists journey into sadism and psychological collapse somehow won best picture in 1962. Who'd have thought? [A-]

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  • Stol Bord

    ★★½ Added by Stol Bord

    David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia is considered a full out classic. it is widely respected everywhere, on numerous top ten best films ever made lists, and has received four star reviews everywhere. I watched this film because a friend put it in his top 4 list. i sat down, ready and willing to watch it because of all the praise it had received. About an hour later, i was about to fall asleep. nothing was happening at all. i do…

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  • Jordan Herman

    ★★★★★ Watched by Jordan Herman 13 Oct, 2014

    I desperately want to see this film in a movie theater.

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  • Josh

    ★★★ Watched by Josh 12 Oct, 2014

    The first half was really good, but I couldn't follow the second half.
    I personally think Ben-Hur is a superior epic.

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