Doctor Zhivago Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 384

Average Rating: 3.1/4

# of Ratings: 211

Theatrical Release Date: 12/22/1965

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 05/04/2010

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Romance

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: David Lean

Actors: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Rod Steiger, Alec Guinness, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin

Plot: During a Russian revolution a Russian Doctor falls for a political activist?s wife even though he himself is married. They are separated and joined many times while they suffer hardships.

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Rating of
2/4

Snoogans - wrote on 04/07/2013

Another film with 'classic' status that I did not care for. An epic told through multiple story lines and played against the backdrop of three different wars. Bloated, over-long and full of characters that I could care less about. It is technically well made and contains some great orchestral music. Still, watching this film felt like a chore.

Rating of
3/4

Yojimbo - wrote on 07/08/2012

A classic of cinema from the master of the epic, David Lean. A love story that spans history and politics, brilliantly acted with beautiful cinematography.

Rating of
2.5/4

Daniel Corleone - wrote on 01/20/2012

KGB Lieutenant General Yevgraf Andreyevich Zhivago (Alec Guinness) searching for the illegitimate child of his half brother. His half brother is poet and Doctor Yuri Andreyevich Zhivago (Omar Sharif), and his mistress Larissa ("Lara") Antipova (Julie Christie) bears a child. The score and costumes was majestic and the cinematography was gorgeous. Only observations this critic had were the length despite the simple premise, too many characters that were not involved with the plot and the back and forth sequences with the war and romance. Doctor Zhivago is not even close to the brilliance of Lawrence of Arabia. A decent romantic drama that deals with loyalty, communism and fidelity.

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memento_mori
memento_mori
Producer

Rating of
4/4

An Odyssey in its own right.

memento_mori - wrote on 07/28/2013

Doctor Zhivago is famous for two things. It is directed by David Lean and it is an extremely long film, spanning around four hours. So yeah, watch it when you have a lot of time on your hands.

Doctor Zhivago is a movie that blew me away when I first saw it and continues to blow me away. When my father said: We're going to watch a four hour movie, I wasn't looking forward to it. But after the four minute interlude, I was hooked. The runtime really flows by.

The characters, the story, the pacing, the locations, the conflicts, the perspectives; none of them can be fully explained without just showing you the movie.
Omar Sharif is worthy of an Oscar in his portrayal of a worried doctor, Yuri Zhivago.
The story of love and what his character chooses to endure are simply breathtaking. …

Ichabod Crane
Ichabod Crane
Movie God

Rating of
4/4

A film that shows that Communism does not work.

Ichabod Crane - wrote on 12/08/2008

An epic with bleak scenery and a Dark story. This is incredibly well directed by David Lean since it truly looks cold and bleak there. I like how there really is never much color and when there is it soon leaves just like it does if there really only is winter and fall. The characters follow an interesting journey. I like the characters are developed with them all being very different. Here is a film that shows how bad Communism is and I am glad it just put there. I like the fact that the people think the communism is good at first before the revolution but how it is actually just worse. It shows that all communism did to make people equal was make them all equally unhappy. It shows the strive to get rid of all individuality no matter what.

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