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Gentleman's Agreement

comedy, romance

A Writer Passes Himself Off As Jewish To Pen A Series Of Articles On Anti-semitism, And What He Learns Opens His Eyes To The Bigotry In The World Around Him.

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Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: The film still has abundant meaning and should be fully and widely enjoyed.

- Bosley Crowther, New York Times, Tuesday, May 20, 2003


- Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: It looks pretty timorous now.

- Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader, Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Audience Reviews

3 stars

In 1947, I have no doubt it was a damning indictment of racial bigotry. But today it just feels smug and very dull. Personally I have always found it hard to get through anyway. Celeste Holm is the sole reason for sitting through this one again - and maybe Dorothy McGuire. Granite-faced Peck remains an enigma to me. He only ever succeeds in sending me to sleep.

- McKittrick, Monday, July 6, 2009

5 stars

I love the message of this movie. This I think is the best of several social issue movies from the 40's. Well written and really makes you think before you assume intelligent people would not be prejudice. Similar message to Crash, though not such complex intersecting storylines, it is just as powerful at times.

- hypathio7, Saturday, June 9, 2007

4 stars

The most consistently impressive thing that I've noticed in Kazan's work is that none of it feels dated. His focus as a director was always on realism, and as a result a lot of his work has stood the test of time better than loads of movies from the 1940s and 1950s. Gregory Peck delivers a strong, powerful performance, and the surrounding actors are very convincing as well. I loved this script and I loved its execution.

- michaelcorleone, Thursday, October 16, 2008