Written August 30, 2015
I first saw this movie in the 60s shortly after it came out. To see it again, almost 50 years later - beautifully restored, was amazing. Stunning visual imagery - fantastic soundtrack - award winning acting - fabulous directing. One of the best movies ever!
Written March 02, 2015
What a thrill to again see LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, with an all male cast...most of whom have aged beyond belief, once seeing them as young and handsome actors. This is a real piece of poignant history...the perils of the desert and the compelling struggles. LAWRENCE is so well-played by Peter O'Toole...done with brilliance, along with Omar Shariff, and others....all brilliantly and valiantly cast and acted. The gripping story is filled with action, and so true to the believable, unlike most modern films. It was a wonderful revival and I am so glad I got the announcement from Fandango. It was well-worth the 2 hour drive and taking a friend who also appreciated it so much.
Written January 27, 2015
Seeing David Lean's epic masterpiece restored and on a big screen was a memorable experience. Nothing like it in the last few years.
Stunning visuals and complex, fascinating story. Top cast.
Extras enhanced experience
Written February 28, 2015
It was a real treat to see this wonderful movie on the big screen. I was too young to see it in the theater, so even though it ended quite late, it was worth the time and money. The soundtrack, scenery were magnificent. While I largely liked Peter O'toole's performance in some scenes he was over dramatic. His defects could have been more believably demonstrated without the hyper dramatics. Overall however he did a very good job. The other actors in the film were wonderful and were well suited for their roles.
I wish more classic films were returned to the big screen. They are a lot better than the tripe that is largely served today. Imagine no bad language, no nudity? The story stood on its own without the use of cheap animalistic enticements.
Written March 28, 2015
I last saw Lawrence on the big screen in 1965.
I love the movie and have it on DVD (the remastered box set).
Had it on VHS before that.
But there is no substitute for seeing it (and hearing it - the score is great) on the big screen.
Since its been so long since I've seen the film version on the big screen, I couldn't comment on how the digital version would compare.
But the desert scenes were still grand and made the story, which is a fantastic retelling of an interesting bit of world history. A bit of history which reverberates loudly today.
And the story of an enigmatic Englishman.
Very glad I went.
Its still just as long!!