Classic Silver Screen Film Reviews!
Classic Silver Screen Film Reviews!
Classic Films of the Silver Screen!

Becket (1964 movie)

3 Ratings: 3.7
Art House & International and Classics movie directed by Peter Glenville

Made in 1964, but set in 12th-century England, this is the fact-based story of Henry II (Peter O'Toole) and his dear friend, the Archbishop of Canterbury (Richard Burton). When the king appoints his former drinking buddy to the high religious office, … see full wiki

Director: Peter Glenville
Genre: Foreign
2 reviews about Becket (1964 movie)
review by . August 26, 2010
Decidedly mixed review
OK, I'll play devil's advocate here with a less than glowing opinion. I enjoyed watching this DVD, but the screenplay, based on the stage play, is truly dated and inaccurate in many respects. Like all human beings, Thomas Becket was flawed in many ways, among them in his arrogance and tactlessness. He invited his own murder, and it is puzzling that such a consummate diplomat would forget all of his considerable negotiation skills as archbishop. Filmmakers would repeat this mistake a few …
review by . February 25, 2008
OK, I'll play devil's advocate here with a less than glowing opinion. I enjoyed watching this DVD, but the screenplay, based on the stage play, is truly dated and inaccurate in many respects. Like all human beings, Thomas Becket was flawed in many ways, among them in his arrogance and tactlessness. He invited his own murder, and it is puzzling that such a consummate diplomat would forget all of his considerable negotiation skills as archbishop. Filmmakers would repeat this mistake a few years later, …
What's your opinion on Becket (1964 movie)?
rate
3 Ratings: +3.7
You have exceeded the maximum length.
First to Review
Source: Becket (1964 movie) on Lunch.com
© 2014 Lunch.com, LLC All Rights Reserved
Lunch.com - Relevant reviews by real people.
Classic Silver Screen Film Reviews! is part of the Lunch.com Network - Get this on your site
()
This is you!
Ranked #
Last login
Member since
reviews
comments
ratings
questions
compliments
lists