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The Grapes of Wrath

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John Ford

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About the Movie

John Ford won the Best Director Oscar® and Jane Darwell won for Best Actress in this masterful film adaptation of John Steinbeck’s novel that was nominated for seven Academy Awards® in all, including Best Picture. Henry Fonda stars as Tom Joad, the father of a migrant family of farmers who leave the Oklahoma dust bowl for the promised land of California, only to face new and daunting challenges.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 44
  • Fresh: 44
  • Rotten: 0
  • Average Rating: 9.0/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: The Grapes of Wrath is just about as good as any picture has a right to be; if it were any better, we just wouldn't believe our eyes. – Frank S. Nugent, New York Times, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: The Grapes of Wrath is possibly the best picture ever made from a so-so book. – Whittaker Chambers, TIME Magazine, Jan 15, 2013

Fresh: It is an absorbing, tense melodrama, starkly realistic, and loaded with social and political fireworks. – John C. Flinn Sr., Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: The Grapes of Wrath was often named the greatest American film, until it was dethroned by the re-release of Citizen Kane. – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, Feb 18, 2011

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Customer Reviews

Wrath of the Grapes

A great film with a slow pace, not to my tastes but still a classic....

Longest 2 hour movie I think I've sat through..

Not for everybody. Does age make something a classic because I'm scratching my head on this one.


Great movie and definitely a classic!

The Grapes of Wrath
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Classics
  • Released: 1940

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