Written September 16, 2014
I really didn't like it. I found it very long and boring. I was extremely uncomfortable sitting all that time and was tempted to get up and walk out of the showing. Besides, it cost me $19 for the parking which I found outrageous. That cost plus the cost of the film $17. made for a very expensive afternoon. Never again!
Written July 26, 2014
Date night with the wife. A wonderful remastered version of the classic David Lean film. Stunning print quality enhanced the sweeping desert panoramas and action scenes. In theater experience a trip back in time. Also saw "Singing in the Rain" a few months ago when it was screened. Looking forward to more opportunities to see classic films the "old fashioned" way.
Written October 29, 2014
One of my favorite movies. This classic tells an important story of which many are unaware, and sheds light on our circumstances today. This film is full of fine actors who were able to portray their characters with finesse and subtle innuendo.
Written October 05, 2012
One of (if not THE) greatest movie epics in the history of cinema. Every aspect of this production is stellar. Stunning - repeat - absolutely stunning cinematography creates a permanent, inerasable impression in the mind's eye of the viewer. Story, script, direction, acting, production design, photography, costumes, and editing, all seamlessly combine to create an unparalleled tapestry of film experience. The performances of Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, Sir Alec Guiness, Anthony Quinn, Anthony Quayle, and the ENTIRE cast, immortalize the story of T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Turkish Empire during World War I. We, the movie-goers, have been doubly blessed by the directorial genius of David Lean, and the financial backing of co-producer Sam Spiegel. This is a movie full of sweeping historical drama, as painted by the human brush of hubris and humility. Like the story itself, the film achieves an immortality. Lawrence of Arabia is a movie for the Ages.
Written October 05, 2012
Saw it last night. This isn't a full review, just wanted to tell readers you have to see this film. I've seen several times before, but this restored version is stunning. I can't find enough words to describe how spectacular it looks.
The film is a masterpiece,one of the best films ever made. It's three hours and it never lost my rapt attention for one minute. The lead, O'Toole is mesmerizing. The story compelling. The desert is a character in and of itself. It's a story of a hero, although a flawed one. It's a story of country-building, a story of leadership. And it's just entertaining as hell.
Everyone must see this film once in their life, and this version on the big screen should be it.
Also, the introductory section on how the film was restored, what the problems were, what they fixed was very interesting. I saw the 1988 earlier restored version and they talked about that too. Today's technology allowed them to do things they couldn't before.