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A Man for All Seasons (1966)

HD   G Closed Captioning

Fred Zinnemann

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About the Movie

Adaptation of Robert Bolt's play about Sir Thomas More, a Catholic statesman in England who rebelled against Henry VIII's self-proclaimed status as the head of the Church of England and paid for his religious beliefs by having his head exhibited on London Bridge.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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82%
  • Reviews Counted: 34
  • Fresh: 28
  • Rotten: 6
  • Average Rating: 7.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: A Man for All Seasons is a picture that inspires admiration, courage and thought. – Bosley Crowther, New York Times, Jan 10, 2014

Fresh: One of the most intelligent religious movies ever made. – TIME Magazine, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Producer-director Fred Zinnemann has blended all filmmaking elements into an excellent, handsome and stirring film version of A Man For All Seasons. – A.D. Murphy, Variety, Feb 27, 2018

Rotten: There's more than a little of the school pageant in the rhythm of the movie: Though it's all neater than our school drama coaches could make it, the figures group and say their assigned lines and move on. – Pauline Kael, The New Republic, Aug 30, 2012

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Customer Reviews

Omnium Horarum

A Timeless Masterpiece of A Great Man Excellently Portrayed by A Most Gifted & Worthy Actor to Play the Part, namely, Paul Scofield. It's no wonder why this film won several Academy Awards and continues to serve as Inspiration even to younger generations devoted to deeply held principles.

One of the 5 best of all time

A masterpiece. Whether you want to watch it for the acting, the costumes, the scenery, or the ideas, this movie is one of the all time great movies. This movie is one of a few that both makes you think while it entertains you. Not too many movies can claim to do both. The religious, ethical, legal, and philosophical ideas expressed in this movie will challenge you. You must see and buy this movie. It is appropriate for young adults and adults. A great movie for teenagers to wathc with parents.

sir thomas more is an idiot

sir thomas more didnt sign a letter so the king could divorce his wife because allegedly it was against his religious beliefs. Yet he did this out of vanity risking the lives of his entire family, in the very least leaving them homeless and without a provider in order not to contradict his faith through a technicality. This man wanted to be a martyr and this film is a glorification of mr mores stand against the kings marriage as if he were some sort of hero when in fact he is one of the most egotistical and vain men in history.

A Man for All Seasons (1966)
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 1966

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