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      Doctor Zhivago

      PG-13 Released Dec 22, 1965 3 hr. 17 min. Romance History Drama War List
      82% 50 Reviews Tomatometer 88% 25,000+ Ratings Audience Score During the Russian Revolution, Yuri Zhivago (Omar Sharif), is a young doctor who has been raised by his aunt and uncle following his father's suicide. Yuri falls in love with beautiful Lara Guishar (Julie Christie), who has been having an affair with her mother's lover, Victor Komarovsky (Rod Steiger), an unscrupulous businessman. Yuri, however, ends up marrying his cousin, Tonya (Geraldine Chaplin). But when he and Lara meet again years later, the spark of love reignites. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered May 14 Buy Now

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      It may not be the best of David Lean's epics, but Dr. Zhivago is still brilliantly photographed and sweepingly romantic.

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      Jeffre L Such a wonderful movie. It is long - basically two movies. Just wonderful - my favorite of all time. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/09/24 Full Review Alec B From a story perspective, the film is your relatively standard "sweeping romantic epic set against the backdrop of real history" but David Lean directs the hell out of it, per usual. There are too many amazing shots to count and the cast is fantastic from Omar Sharif right down to those that only have a few lines (Klaus Kinski is unforgettable even in a tiny part). I'm still not sure why it was blasted by critics in it's day, but I suspect that they wanted this film to fail because of Lean's past successes. Upon noticing a weaker narrative structure and a love story they began a feeding frenzy of nitpicking criticisms. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 11/28/23 Full Review Kev F A great drama about a person's life affected by Russia's transition from an empire into a communist country. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 07/11/23 Full Review Он очень интересный и замечательный.Доктор очень красивый и его работа выдающаяся.Я очень восхищаюсь им и его романами.Советую всем посмотреть этот фильм,потому что он интересный.Мне очень понравилось.Хотелось бы поделиться этим замечательным работа со знакомыми и родственниками.Спасибо Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/06/23 Full Review Ben T A beautiful film with wonderful cinematography. Omar Sharif does a great job as the film's lead and keeps the viewer invested in his journey through both love and war. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Jack I I have to say---perhaps without much evidence that Rotten Tomatoes---just like Siskel and Ebert really knew (very) little about true greatness in film or for that matter--truly bad films. Acters and acting seems to be something that these folks (wish) that they had been involved in and so in a distorted way, they try to tell us what constitutes "greatness' or the opposite of greatness. I am 70 years of age and saw Zhivago when I was fourteen when it was released to overseas theaters in Japan. I thought then, as I do now, that the film was the greatest work of art that had ever been or ever will be! Julie Criste, Rod Steiger, Omar Sharif and the supporting cast were/are flawless! Everything about David Lean's work is superb and stands the test of time! Academy awards are given away like nickel candy these days but in the days of this work of art---such awards had to be EARNED! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/23/22 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      James Powers Hollywood Reporter Despite the grim and brooding background, Zhivago has a surging buoyant spirit that is unquenchable. Doctor Zhivago is more than a masterful motion picture; it is a life experience. Dec 22, 2016 Full Review Richard Roud Guardian One of those rare film adaptations which, unless you have already read the book, makes you wonder why anyone ever bothered to make the film at all. Apr 29, 2016 Full Review Geoffrey Macnab Independent (UK) Maurice Jarre's music is as beguiling as ever and Lean squeezes all the pathos that he can out of the romance between Sharif's Yuri Zhivago and Julie Christie's febrile and gorgeous Lara Antipova. Rated: 4/5 Dec 1, 2015 Full Review Pauline Kael McCall's It isn't shoddy (except for the music), it isn't soap opera; it's stately, respectable and dead: the photography static, the comings and goings without rhythm. It's like watching a gigantic task of stone masonry, executed by unmoved movers. Sep 19, 2023 Full Review Bob Halliday Salt Lake Tribune Doctor Zhivago, in the film version, is a work of art to match the novel and even excel it in some respects. May 12, 2021 Full Review Mike Massie Gone With The Twins A masterpiece of emotional resonance and melodramatic romanticism. Rated: 10/10 Aug 24, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis During the Russian Revolution, Yuri Zhivago (Omar Sharif), is a young doctor who has been raised by his aunt and uncle following his father's suicide. Yuri falls in love with beautiful Lara Guishar (Julie Christie), who has been having an affair with her mother's lover, Victor Komarovsky (Rod Steiger), an unscrupulous businessman. Yuri, however, ends up marrying his cousin, Tonya (Geraldine Chaplin). But when he and Lara meet again years later, the spark of love reignites.
      Director
      David Lean
      Executive Producer
      Arvid Griffen
      Screenwriter
      Boris Pasternak, Robert Bolt
      Distributor
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Warner Home Vídeo, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp., MGM/UA Home Entertainment Inc.
      Production Co
      Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Warner Bros.
      Rating
      PG-13
      Genre
      Romance, History, Drama, War
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 22, 1965, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 19, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $87.1K
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