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Civilization

1916 1h 42m War List
83% Tomatometer 6 Reviews The spirit of Jesus Christ enters a count's (Howard Hickman) body and persuades a selfish king (Herschel Mayall) to end a war. Read More Read Less

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Joshua Lowe Variety There is very little opportunity to criticise Ince's magnificent effort, but Sulivan's captions are altogether too preachy. In his effort to project pathos he slops over into bathos. Mar 26, 2009 Full Review Walter Goodman New York Times Despite its scenery-tearing silent-movie acting style, ''Civilization's'' compassion and sweep assure its place as a classic of early movie making on a big scale. Mar 25, 2006 Full Review W. Stephen Bush Moving Picture World Mr. Ince has endeavored to use the artistic and psychological power of the screen, and his laudable and ambitious efforts in this direction call for a just but sympathetic analysis. Jul 29, 2020 Full Review Julian Johnson Photoplay The thrill of the spectacle must ever be secondary to the thrill of emotion, since it appeals to the brain instead of to the heart. Mr. Ince's spectacle is tremendous, its mechanical equipment a revelation, save in one respect. His air fleet. Jul 29, 2020 Full Review Thomas C. Kennedy Motography Unquestionably the standards of motion picture production are immeasurably heightened by Civilization. Countless numbers of its scenes are of such magnitude and power as to amaze a public long since blase on the subject of pictures. Jul 29, 2020 Full Review Film4 Staff Film4 Very much an anti-war film, its use as a political tool is far more interesting than anything which goes on on screen, but it's still worth a look. May 24, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis The spirit of Jesus Christ enters a count's (Howard Hickman) body and persuades a selfish king (Herschel Mayall) to end a war.
Producer
Thomas H. Ince
Genre
War
Release Date (DVD)
Jun 28, 2011
Runtime
1h 42m