A Man for All Seasons - UK film (1966), directed by Fred Zinnemann from the play by Robert Bolt. The story of Thomas More (Paul Scofield), who stood up to King Henry VIII (Robert Shaw) when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarriage. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture of 1966.
Review of the film, by Bosley Crowther, in the New York Times. Talky picture, but with solid acting by most of the cast. Free registration required.
Review of the 1966 movie calls it "both inspiring and cinematically excellent."
Review of the movie, by Steven D. Greydanus. Highest rating by all four criteria he uses.
Review gives as much attention to the DVD quality as to the movie itself, and rates both. The movie is a long-winded bore, possibly because it does not diverge enough from the play on which it is based.
Review of the Academy Award winner now on DVD. Rated A for the film itself, A- for technical transfer to DVD.
Cast, plot summary, viewer comments and rating, awards and nominations.
MaryAnn Johanson (the Flick Filosopher) reviews "A Man for All Seasons," winner of the 1966 Oscar for Best Picture. She finds it dreary.
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