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Intolerance


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  Intolerance Review
Tookey's Rating
5 /10
 
Average Rating
9.31 /10
 
Starring
Mae Marsh, Lillian Gish, Constance Talmadge
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Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Written by: D.W. Griffith

 
 
 
Released: 1916
   
Genre: DRAMA
IMPORTANT
SILENT
COSTUME
CONTROVERSIAL
EPIC
   
Origin: US
   
Colour: BW
   
Length: 115
 
 


 
Four stories from history show the evil of intolerance.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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It received very mixed reviews on its release in 1916, flopped at the box office, and was described by D.W.Griffith as “my greatest failure” (though actually his worst films were all talkies). Now, of course, this long, earnest, visually impressive film drawing together is considered a classic by film buffs. Ordinary mortals, however, may notice that a lot of it is extremely ponderous, pretentious and hard going.


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