• Released
  • July 26, 2013
  • (Re-Release in NY, Expansion to Follow)
  • NR , 1 hr 55 min
  • Drama
The Servant (1964) Synopsis
An idle London aristocrat (James Fox) is dominated by his gentleman's gentleman (Dirk Bogarde).
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93
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Time Out London

By Tom Huddleston
It’s one of the most insightful films ever made about the British class system.
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100

The Guardian

By Peter Bradshaw
It is a brilliant, subversive account of class relations and the changing times.
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100

Total Film

Losey creates an atmosphere of deepening claustrophobic menace shot through with episodes of savage black humour.
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100

Los Angeles Times

By Kenneth Turan
Glaciers might be melting, the polar caps might be crumbling, but not even the passage of half a century has taken the frozen edge off this...
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90

Village Voice

By Zachary Wigon
Mixing techniques as surely as it mixes class (graceful dolly shots are placed side by side with the handheld photography), the picture's...
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90

The New York Times

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Its account of patrician degradation will cause you to blink your eyes. Although it is only fiction, it wafts a thick and acrid air of...
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70

Variety

The Servant is for the most part strong dramatic fare, though the atmosphere and tension is not fully sustained to the end.
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60

Empire

By Adam Smith
Certainly difficult to define, this period piece messes with genres, power relationships and your head.
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Rated NR