Written December 30, 2013
While the film is outstanding and rightly remains a classic our we did not appreciate the Egyptian Theaters ticket taking process in the least. We bought tickets on Fandango and were told to bring a sheet or a phone ticket to the show and would be let in using those documents. It was a great surprise when we got to the Theater and were told to get in line to get our tickets. Pretty stupid. It also delayed the start of the film by almost 20 minutes. We ended up in the third row front where the film experience was no where near what it should have been.
Written March 22, 2013
I haven't watched this movie in its entirety in quite some time. With that being said, seeing it on the big screen was magnificent. In my book T.E. Lawrence was one of the greatest figures of the 20th Century. He was larger than life so any movie about him had to be big to do him justice. This film delivers that and more. The cast is just fantastic and Peter O'Toole is at his best. I also enjoyed Omar Sharif and this is my favorite role for him. And you can't say enough about the scenery as it truly conveys to the viewer the hardship of living in such a desolate place. I will always remember the scene of Lawrence walking across the train that was derailed as one of the great movie shots ever. In closing I also have to say it has one of the best music scores ever. This is Hollywood at its best.
Written August 04, 2013
Stunning film, perhaps one of the all-time best ever; certainly, one of my all time favorites. Casting was perfect, acting (Peter O'Toole's first film) outstanding, with many, many actors we recognize and love. Writing was extraordinary, cinematography magnificent, music superb. Definitely a must-see.
Written January 02, 2014
Unfortunately, I had sent several emails and requested a credit for the tickets I had bought one week ahead of the screening, but noone took the time to at least respond. My partner fell ill and had to go to the hospital and I was unable to attend. I just requested to change the date to the January 31st screening.
I am very dissapointed at the service and not sure whether I will purchase through your service again, I am a member of the American Cinematheque and AFI.
Written December 10, 2011
Add this to your Bucket List: Before you die, you must see LAWRENCE OF ARABIA on a big screen at least once. You may not like it -- it's not for those who thought The Transformers was one of the best movies they've ever seen -- but if you DO like it, congratulate yourself on being a moviegoer of excellent taste, intelligence and passion. It's the epic to beat all epics, but more than that, the character of Lawrence himself is one of the most fascinating, complex and compelling people ever put on film. O'Toole's performance is phenomenal, managing to be both big and nuanced at the same time. The score by Maurice Jarre is one of the all-time greatest -- it not only supports the drama but tells the story. The screenplay by Robert Bolt and Michael Wilson is brilliant and masterfully structured, full of wit and passion. And few directors in the history of film know how to tell a story on film as artfully and effectively as David Lean. Every aspiring filmmaker must study this film and learn!