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Compelling story, great cinematography - the black & white film enhances the atmosphere. Timeless, not to be missed.
|10/10||imaginephoto75@ - first review|
1.4.2012 - age: 36-49
Great movie that does justice to the book!
|10/10||ishepard@ - first review|
19.2.2012 - age: 36-49
Robert Mulligan's "To Kill A Mockingbird" is an absorbing, sufficient, and powerful film that embodies 1930s life in a realistic and profound way. It is also the perfect example of an anti-racism movie. Robert Mulligan directs this film with the help of brilliant cinematography and a flawless cast. Horton Foote's screenplay is an example of a fantastic book-to-film translation. Gregory Peck delivers an outstanding performance as a lawyer struggling to lead his family in the right direction. Peck has breathtaking screen presence and completely deserved the Academy Award for this film. The rest of the cast including Mary Badham, Philip Alford, and Brock Peters is magnificent. This film is very long and some subplots are irrelevant, but otherwise this is an unforgettable classic. It has a strong message that is simple, but perfectly formed."To Kill A Mockingbird" is overall a film no movie-buff should miss.
|9/10||hassan-ilahi@ - 33 reviews|
19.2.2012 - age: 13-17
Looking at these reviews makes me wish that those under 17 shouldn't be able to review a movie like this. In this day of special effects, unfortunately many (not all) are not able to get past the black and white and lack of car chases. Hopefully when they get a little older they will see it again and will be able to appreciate the masterpiece it truly is. One of the greatest movies ever made.
|10/10||rossphllps@ - 5 reviews|
17.2.2012 - age: 36-49
A touching movie showing how people tend to judge people by appearances. The show also displays that things are not always as they appear to be.
|10/10||cyndieng@ - first review|
17.2.2012 - age: 50+
It's too bad that some teenagers forced to read the book and watch the movie are writing a negative review and bringing the overall rating down. Although I enjoyed reading the book in high school, this is truly a masterpiece better understood and appreciated as an adult.
|10/10||rockieslife@ - 14 reviews|
16.2.2012 - age: 26-35
The Cineplex cinemas offer repeat performances of great films of the past in remastered digital form. What a joy for those of us who missed these gems first time around for all kinds of reasons. These digital presentations are of high quality. This film inspired by the novel of the same name awakened in its day sensibilities of the outrageous racism still prevalent in 1962 America even though the story is set in 1932 Alabama. Remember the Civil rights Act was passed in to law only in 1964. This film has lost nothing of its relevance today and doesn’t give in to blatant innocence so common in American cinema of the era, largely influenced by the Disney studios. This film is in no way complacent and very watchable by today’s standards. But what makes it most remarkable is the children’s portrayals. The story is largely told from their point of view, especially that of scout, the wonderful and mischievous little girl, son natural and endearing. She was even nominated for an Oscar which would have made her the youngest winner at 10 years old at the time. We can see where Steven Spielberg got his inspirations for films such as ET, Super8, etc…A great film to see or to see again.
|9/10||o6numbersix@ - 75 reviews|
16.2.2012 - age: 50+
I watched it a long time ago with my father, he made me, I didn't like it then because I didn't understand it, but now that I'm older and understand it a whole lot better it was an excellent movie with a great story good morals... and because I said so.
|9/10||ah-me@ - first review|
16.2.2012 - age: 26-35
One of the best films ever made. Perfect.
|10/10||original_cyn_2005@ - first review|
15.2.2012 - age: 36-49
The best movie... ever. Loved Gregory Peck and all the characters are so believable. I have probably seen this movie 25 times. Anytime I want a rainy afternoon "for sure" movie to enjoy, I put this on. Love it.
|10/10||lindabiln@ - 2 reviews|
13.2.2012 - age: 50+
An exceptional film in every aspect. The writing, directing, acting and plot are all superb. Unfortunately, films of such grandeur are an extremely rare breed nowadays. I am 62 years old and first saw this film back in 1963 and was awestruck by it then and still feel the same way every time since when I have the opportunity to see it again. Everyone who enjoys great film making owe it to themselves to see this movie at least once in their lifetime. I have seen hundreds , if not several thousand films in my lifetime and this one ranks in my top 5 of all time.
|10/10||brownsugar-50@ - first review|
13.2.2012 - age: 50+
Awful! So many spaz attacks in this movie, and they don't even know what a spaz was back then! Horrible!
|1/10||connorhw1@ - 410 reviews|
1.11.2011 - age: 1-12
It's a good movie. Obvioulsy the book is better but I think that the movie represented the novel well. I thought it was a little to long at some parts and maybe confusing to those who haven't read the book.
|7/10||xox_delta94@ - 148 reviews|
17.10.2009 - age: 13-17
It was okay. It is a very old movie and the book is to. The book wasn't very good but the movie is a lot better. Although I still suggests reading the book then watching the movie.
|7/10||kunaalg@ - 122 reviews|
6.12.2007 - age: 13-17
A true cinematic classic. Wonderful storytelling, and a legendary performance by Gregory Peck.
|10/10||frostbiteboy@ - 67 reviews|
7.11.2006 - age: 36-49
[ATTENTION: This review reveals content of the movie.]
In the beginning of To Kill A Mockingbird, the two lead characters (who are both young children) are innocent and, in ways, a little clueless about the way the world works. By the end of the film they have made an enormous transition. They have seen more than many adults should see and they have become wiser than many adults. That is the main theme of this brilliant movie: transition. It also shows a tradition in the way African Americans are presented: from dumb plot tools (as seen in movies like 1933s King Kong and 1939s Gone With The Wind) to humans with feelings and rights. This film is about a White lawyer named Atticus Finch (played by Gregory Peck) who defends a black man wrongfully accused of raping and beating a White woman in court. The entire court seems to be made up of racists, which was not unusual for the year the movie was set. Atticuss children watch the unjust trial and continually bombard Atticus with questions about why things work the way they do. He always provides marvelous, deep insights for them as to why the world works the way it does and what people can do to change it. That is what this movie is about. It carries a very powerful, thought-provoking theme: people can change things if they put their minds to it. This isnt presented in a perfect fairy tale format, either. It is filled with just as many dark and unfortunate happenings as it is of good things. It doesnt tell us a remarkable story by setting it in a world that doesnt exist. It does it by keeping the dark sides of the world visible and combating them with realistic morality. There are lots of examples of this in the film. There is one beautiful scene in which the two children are discussing their deceased mother as they slowly fall asleep. Atticus is sitting outside on a bench, and he can hear every word they are saying. The expression on Pecks face during this scene has the ability to wrench even the hardest filmgoers heart. The film manages to tell this rather somber story and still evoke a warm, feel-good mood at the same time. This is Robert Mulligans massive achievement. This is filmmaking at its undeniable best. The most remarkable part of this movie is Gregory Peck. His intense portrayal of hopeless integrity is simply one of the greatest film performances of all time. There is one scene in To Kill A Mockingbird in which a deeply frustrated Peck challenges a jury full of White citizens to go against social standards and defend an innocent black man. To me, To Kill A Mockingbird is a story about morality and honesty told in the purest and most realistic of ways. It moved me in a way that no other film has before. Even forty some years after its initial release, it still wields the same power. To Kill A Mockingbird stands out as one of the few perfect American films..
|10/10||prankstaguy@ - 16 reviews|
30.12.2005 - age: 13-17
This is the best classic film out there. I have watched it several times and love it always. It shows how people can teach others by sticking up for one another. It shows that we are all belong to the human race, whether White, black, slow, fast, old, young or whatever. I recently saw a picture of the kids all grown and they still look the same. The very best in movies.
|10/10||ammunro@ - 2 reviews|
22.11.2005 - age: 36-49
A true classic. A heart wrenching story that reveals the true ignorance and predjudice of mankind. The innocence of children as they struggle to understand and come to terms with good and evil circumstances beyond their control.
|10/10||cannfrench@ - first review|
2.11.2005 - age: 36-49
Every emotion is felt thruough out this heart-felt movie!
|10/10||baseballnut1@ - 7 reviews|
6.10.2005 - age: 50+
This movie wasn't too bad, but I did get bored sometimes while watching it. I think the book is better.
|7/10||mirai_no_nakuzuru@ - 12 reviews|
18.3.2004 - age: 13-17
This movie followed the book, but still, the movie and the book aren't interesting and the movie made it even more boring. Atticus should've socked Ewell for spitting at him, but instead 40 seconds were wasted just so they could stand there and stare at each other. That was what the movie was mostly about, wasting time with "suspense" scenes which bored the viewer a lot. Like that part towards the beginning where Jem gets scared just cause he was alone in the porch, what was that all about?
|3/10||marioflores315@ - first review|
14.3.2004 - age: 13-17
First off the movie To Kill A Mockingbird was greatbut the book was even bettter. When my teacher first aassigned the book I thought what a drag but once I started reading I couldn't stop. Scout is hilarious and Atticus is sweet as could be. You'll laugh you'll cry you'll applaud.
|10/10||luv2dance2601@ - first review|
6.3.2004 - age: 13-17
I think the book is so fantastic. The book explores themes that are real life themes. Like. Mayella Ewell being lonely relates to some people out there. And maybe even child abuse. I thought the court seen in the film cud have been done a lot better but was ok.
|6/10||maggiburns@ - first review|
18.1.2004 - age: 13-17
This movie was not bad and I would recmend to alot of people. This all depends if you have read and liked the book. The movie is like this and this movie would be a good teaching tool to mke some of the American people learn that they are all a little crazy. Also if you are educated then you will know that there is still much prejudice in places such as Alabama becuase most of the people down there are unkept have bad teeth and suffer from the gum disease genegevitis. I would still recommend this book to other poeple.
|8/10||b_e_n_1_3@ - 2 reviews|
18.11.2003 - age: 13-17
I loved it... go watch it!
|10/10||boris25@ - first review|
16.11.2003 - age: 50+
In reference to the movie, it wasn't that great at all, they missed out most of the good parts and all of the important parts they shortened everything up and even messed up which lady was Dill's aunt, that made me mad! The book however, it's a classic, a really good book. Somebody should make a newer version of the movie, THAT would be interesting and something a lot of schools would like no doubt.
|3/10||shaylesha@ - 2 reviews|
3.11.2003 - age: 13-17
TKAMB was good because it flattered me.
|10/10||drum6025@ - first review|
2.11.2003 - age: 26-35
I've read the book, and seen the movie, To Kill a Mockingbird several times over the course of my life... so far... It is a fabulous example of leadership, strength, courage, compassion and love. The movie comes so close to the brilliance of the book - one of the few that do! I look forward to seeing it again soon! Gregory Peck is outstanding. His character, Atticus Finch, humbles us and makes us want to be better people!
|9/10||funclare@ - first review|
4.7.2003 - age: 36-49
An oldie, but a goodie.
|9/10||bschatz@ - 21 reviews|
24.6.2003 - age: 36-49
To me, To Kill a Mockingbird was and is one of the greatest movies of all time. The soundtrack, acting, and direction were pretty much perfect and it does a great job in portraying the treatment of african americans at that time. I would recommend reading the book before seeing the movie though. It adds so much more to the movie.
|10/10||fartblossom_heh_heh_heh@ - first review|
7.6.2003 - age: 18-25
I really enjoyed the movie. The author used a lot of foreshadowing, although I prefer reading the book.
|9/10||wongvicky88@ - first review|
30.5.2003 - age: 13-17
I thought that the movie ended out better then I thought it would but they did haee alot of the important stuff out, you don't really get to understand Scout persective that well and everything isn't explained to you as well as the book but it would be pretty hard to put all of the information in the book in the movie.
|6/10||carlababy21@ - first review|
28.5.2003 - age: 13-17
This story was the best storie I have ever heard..
|10/10||mrghei@ - first review|
26.5.2003 - age: 18-25
Please don't watch the movie and then read the book, because you will watch the movie and then not want to read the book because you will have just seen such an ordinary film in which so many things have been missed out that make the book so special. You won't remember the film because you have seen jem scout and dill but you will think that film was about scout and jem and I thought it was really dull.
|6/10||lankylap@ - first review|
17.5.2003 - age: 13-17
Great, it wasn't a masterpiece because I felt it didn't represents the book to its full potential. A few minor changese and it could have been a masterpiece.
|9/10||sex_u_all@ - 2 reviews|
27.4.2003 - age: 13-17
The book was infinitely better than the movie, in the movie they drained all the local colour and made a film about a lawyer. It's okay though.
|6/10||phr1l@ - first review|
22.4.2003 - age: 13-17
I really enjoyed the book, but watching the movie for me was hard because it was slow and that it was in black and White. What I liked about the movie was that the actor chosen to portray Atticus (the best character in the book) was exactly how I had pictured him when I read it. Also I liked how the characters lines were taken straight out of the book so I could talk along with the actors. I think if the movie were in colour it would have been more enjoyable and if it wasn't made so long ago.
|6/10||i8pie2day@ - first review|
18.4.2003 - age: 13-17
The best movie I've ever seen.
|10/10||shredderpook@ - first review|
15.4.2003 - age: 13-17
I don't like to kill a mockinbird because I think it is pointless and retarded. I think the author is even more retarded for ever thinkin something up like this book. It is lame and I don't recommend it to anyone.
|1/10||hellahottie6996@ - first review|
25.3.2003 - age: 13-17
I finally got to see this movie after reading the book at school and it was diffrent, some parts were boring and others weren't but all in all it was good!
|7/10||crusinsola13@ - first review|
12.3.2003 - age: 1-12
I saw To Kill a Mocking Bird after having read the book and I thought it was soooo boring. It's funny sometimes but most ârt of the movie wasn't GREAT.
|6/10||floflinet@ - first review|
28.2.2003 - age: 13-17
A wonderful classic movie, Everyone must see it sometime in there life!
|10/10||ilovesinging1@ - first review|
27.2.2003 - age: 13-17
Hmm it won alot of awards but in this day and age it just isn't that good... pretty slow and stereotypical. If you read the book I would'nt suggest you to spoil your memories and watch Robert mulligans very good but futile attempt to recreate the book into an hour and a half screenplay.
|6/10||tyler_hart@ - first review|
18.2.2003 - age: 13-17
[ATTENTION: This review reveals content of the movie.]
I was reading the book when my mother told me there was also a movie based on it. I was excited to watch it, since the book had pulled me in so deeply, despite how much I did not want to admit it at first (as I heard everyone else whining about how much of a great book it is.) I just saw the movie yesterday after finishing up the book. I could not believe how disappointed I was. The movie had been pretty dull to me, very slow, yet at the same time the story seemed to be going so fast it was missing out on a lot. It would be impossible to make a movie out of everything they had in the book, but I feel they missed out on a lot of important things from it. There was no Aunt Alexandra, with Scout struggling over the fact that she needs to grow up to be a lady. Dill was not even needed in the movie, so they might as well have taken him out of it too. The movie only had time to discuss the rape, and if that was all they could do, I suggest that they shouldn't have made a movie at all. Maybe I'm biased because I read the book, but I'm surprised so many people feel it is such a great movie.
|5/10||i_feel_violated@ - 2 reviews|
17.2.2003 - age: 13-17
The movie was interesting and it was the best movie I have ever seen in my life.
|10/10||pranj8831602@ - first review|
12.2.2003 - age: 13-17
I think it is a great film and it has been my favorite, I like how it was put into a film from the story.
|9/10||pochacco7675@ - first review|
5.1.2003 - age: 13-17
This is the best movie ever!!! True to the book and packed with exciting events! Everyone should see this movie. Includes useful content for all ages!
|10/10||jets164@ - first review|
19.12.2002 - age: 13-17
Laughable, unexiting and untrue too the book.
|3/10||hippodude110@ - first review|
10.12.2002 - age: 13-17
Good movie. Very true to the book.
|9/10||cece5744@ - first review|
4.12.2002 - age: 18-25
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