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Doctor Zhivago / Dr Zhivago


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Tookey's Rating
7 /10
 
Average Rating
7.61 /10
 
Starring
Omar Sharif, Julie Christie , Tom Courtenay
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Directed by: David Lean
Written by: Robert Bolt . From the novel by Boris Pasternak.

 
 
 
Released: 1965
   
Genre: DRAMA
ROMANCE
COSTUME
EPIC
   
Origin: US
   
Length: 192
 
 


 
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"The sweep and scope of the Russian Revolution... has been captured... frequently with soaring dramatic intensity... Sharif, largely through expressions of indignation, compassion and tenderness, makes the character very believable. Christie is outstanding in a sensitive, yet earthy and full-blooded portrayal."
(Variety)
"A majestic, magnificent picture of war and peace, on a national scale and scaled down to the personal. It has every element that makes a smash, long-run boxoffice hit."
(Hollywood Reporter)
“If this be soap, it is not the soft stuff of the soap opera but rather that of the surgery - harsh, astringent, purifying. That it cannot wash away the revolution is a measure of the historical event’s terrible force.....At once generous yet austere, huge but never out of human scale, gently unfolded yet full of power, it is work of serious, genuine art. That such a work could be created within the conventions of the commercial cinema is almost as miraculous as the fact that a novel celebrating the unconquerable individualist could come out of modern Russia.”
(Richard Schickel, Life)

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