100

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
In short, they don't make 'em like this one anymore. Viewing it is like taking a time machine to a movie age that was more naive than our own in some ways, more sophisticated and ambitious in others.
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100

TV Guide

David Lean's splendid biography of the enigmatic T.E. Lawrence paints a complex portrait of the desert-loving Englishman who united Arab tribes in battle against the Ottoman Turks during WWI.
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100

New Times (L.A.)

By Andy Klein
Released in 1962, it was pretty clearly the most intelligent spectacular within living memory. On its 40th anniversary, it's even better.
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100

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
It's perhaps only because it can't be seen in its full glory on television that "Lawrence" isn't ranked more highly on some recent all-time "best film" lists. But it belongs near the very top. It's an astonishing, unrepeatable epic.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
What a bold, mad act of genius it was, to make Lawrence of Arabia, or even think that it could be made.
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100

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Riveting from beginning to end, featuring stellar performances, amazing cinematography, and a story without a trace of fat, the film does everything an epic is supposed to do - and more.
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100

Boston Globe

Lawrence is back on the big screen, and it simply demands to be seen. Yes, again.
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100 out of 100

Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.