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Lawrence of Arabia (1962) Movie Information

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103

Avg. Rating:

3.25/4

# of Ratings:

453

Genres:

Drama, Historical

Rating:

PG

Language:

English

Theater Date:

12/16/1962

DVD Release:

04/15/2008

Director:

David Lean

Actors:

Peter O'Toole
Omar Sharif
Alec Guinness
Anthony Quinn
Jack Hawkins
Claude Rains

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

A British officer leads a charge in Africa to discuss politics. While he was once British, is he now part of the African culture he tried to create?

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Gabe 02/25/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

An epic of grand proportions. I've had this film on my DVR for 3 2 years and had yet to watch it. Mainly because of the daunting length, but I finally did, and it was magnificent. They just don't make them like they used to. According to Robert Osborne, of TCM fame, this was O'Toole's first big film role, as well as Sharif's. O'Toole was actually the third choice to play Lawrence. This is a wonderful film, that is worth the almost 4 hr. length. And is a must watch for any film buff, though it might not have much re-watchability, it is great.

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mitchellyoung 01/09/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3.5/4 

This is one of the last great epics - a film that doesn't do anything small in scope. Peter O'Toole portrays T.E. Lawrence with a balance of courage and compassion and the film doesn't pull its punches with diving deep into the political climate of the times either.

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Ionut valentin 08/07/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3.5/4 

Great movie, this was! as the olders say. short review, clearly.

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  Andrew
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05/09/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

An Epic Journey

Lawrence of Arabia is a stunning film that ranks among the greatest ever made. It is simply epic, with its brilliant cinematography and depiction of the deserts of the Middle East. It is a timeless classic that has been enjoyed for the last 50 years and will surely be enjoyed for 50 more.

The story begins with T.E. Lawrence (Peter O'Toole) a lieutenant in this British Army during World War I who is disliked by his superiors because of his lack of enthusiasm and general indifference to military discipline. When Lawrence gets the opportunity to transfer to the Arab Bureau, he links up with Sherif Ali (Omar Sharif) to begin an Arab uprising against Turkish rule under the authority of Prince Faisal (Alec Guinness). As time goes on, Lawrence shows increasing solidarity with his Arab c...

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4/4 

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02/12/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Lawrence Of Arabia" by Yojimbo

Peter O'Toole stars in his breakthrough role as T. E. Lawrence, a British officer who united the nomadic tribes of Arabia to defeat the occupying Turkish forces during World War I, while preventing the British Empire from taking over in their stead. David Lean's sweeping biopic is epic in every sense of the word. It is character study, war movie and birth of a nation all rolled into one near four hour package. Lean's stunning visuals show human beings as insignificant insects on the face of one of the harshest environments on Earth, the savage beauty of which seduced the young idealistic Lawrence. The story shows him to be a little more complex that the usual heroic revolutionary figure, a typically hard headed Brit who was too stubborn to consider defeat and really an outsider from both ...

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  Daniel Corleone
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10/10/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Lawrence of Arabia review

I feel there will be mixed reviews based on its length and premise; nevertheless it would depend on the taste of the viewer. Repeated viewing will definitely convince your thoughts about this film. The story of T.E. Lawrence (Peter O'Toole) where he invades Aqaba and Damascus while being involved in the Arab National Council. He gets promoted by General Murray (Donald Wolfit) because of his strategic take overs. Jackson Bentley (Arthur Kennedy) tries to cover the mind and soul of Lawrence. Some memorable line – “When we told lies you told half-lies. And a man who tells lies, like me, merely hides the truth. But a man who tells half-lies has forgotten where he put it.” Lawrence – “The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts.” “They hope to gain their freedom. Freedom.” B...

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4/4 

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