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      Lord Jim

      1965 2 hr. 34 min. Adventure List
      57% 14 Reviews Tomatometer 55% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score Young merchant seaman Jim (Peter O'Toole) signs onto a ship bound for Mecca. During a storm, the crew flees, and Jim goes with them, leaving the passengers to fend for themselves. A guilty Jim confesses to his dereliction of duty and becomes a drifter. A chance for redemption comes when he is offered a dangerous job: transporting gunpowder and rifles up the river to a village that is fending off bandits. Jim sets off to lead the fight, earning the villagers' gratitude. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Aug 15 Buy Now

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      Audience Member Saw this movie a long time ago as a boy. I thought it was a great movie. Just saw it again recently and still think it is great. Eli Walach as the war lord was very impressive. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member The movie Lord Jim has exotic location shots, but the script veers between the dark vision of human degradation in Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad's other most famous novella) and Peter O'Toole's masochistic suffering performance in Lawrence of Arabia. The dramatic tension in the film arises between the inner torment of the character of Lord Jim and the action sequences as the villains, who are reminiscent of the bandits in The Magnificent Seven (or its source Seven Samurai), attack the innocent villagers. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Director and writer Richard Brooks turns Joseph Conrad's fascinating investigation of guilt and survival into a turgid and interminable bore. With its uneasy combination of beautiful photography, choppy editing and zero interest in its central character's tortured psychology, it's left to the likes of James Mason's bearded Gentleman Brown and Eli Wallach as the other major villain to rescue this humourless epic from ccomplete inertia. Peter O'Toole reprises his foppish Lawrence, but without Robert Bolt's words and David Lean's direction he and we are lost in the jungle. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member In a decade known for great epics, this should have been great. But it had the wrong writer, director and is a total slog. Begs for a remake! Rated 2 out of 5 stars 06/07/19 Full Review Audience Member The best movie score ever composed! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member A bungled first act that deflates the inciting incident is balanced out by a stronger second act and an emotional, albeit dragged out, third. Top casting and lavish Oriental locations help out too. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Variety Staff Variety Brooks, while capturing the spirit of adventure of the novel, only superficially catches the inner emotional and spiritual conflict of its hero. Apr 8, 2008 Full Review Time Out Brooks' adaptation of Conrad's novel is immeasurably better than its reputation. Feb 9, 2006 Full Review Bosley Crowther New York Times Something bewildering has happened in Richard Brooks's making of it, and it misses at being either Conrad or sheer entertainment cinema. Rated: 2/5 May 9, 2005 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews At best, it only resembles Conrad's 1900 novel. Rated: C+ Sep 7, 2010 Full Review TV Guide This stunningly exotic film of Conrad's classic features O'Toole in the title role. Rated: 4/4 Apr 8, 2008 Full Review Cole Smithey ColeSmithey.com Rated: 5/5 Feb 23, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Young merchant seaman Jim (Peter O'Toole) signs onto a ship bound for Mecca. During a storm, the crew flees, and Jim goes with them, leaving the passengers to fend for themselves. A guilty Jim confesses to his dereliction of duty and becomes a drifter. A chance for redemption comes when he is offered a dangerous job: transporting gunpowder and rifles up the river to a village that is fending off bandits. Jim sets off to lead the fight, earning the villagers' gratitude.
      Director
      Richard Brooks
      Screenwriter
      Richard Brooks
      Production Co
      Columbia
      Genre
      Adventure
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 25, 2014
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