Arabesque
Arabesque (1966)

An expert in ancient hieroglyphics unexpectedly finds himself involved in a web of international intrigue in this chic, enjoyably tongue-in-cheek espionage adventure. Gregory Peck stars as David Pollock, an American professor whose… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 4, 2008
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
TIME Magazine

The cinematic busywork offers sporadic fun, but also suggests the unsteady posture of a show that always seems about to fall flat on its pretty face.

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Grace Glueck
New York Times

About 10 minutes after Arabesque gets under way, you'll lose track of its plot completely, and that's as it should be.

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Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

Dated espionage farce sabotaged by elderly stars and witless jokes

Variety Staff
Variety

Arabesque packs the names of Gregory Peck and Sophia Loren and a foreign intrigue theme, but doesn't always progress on a true entertainment course.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

It's a slick and satisfying entertainment.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

If you don't mind that the plot not only doesn't matter but doesn't make much sense, you will be rewarded with a very entertaining film.

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Tom Milne
Time Out

Much flashier than Donen's earlier Charade (also scripted by Peter Stone, alias Pierre Marton) and very sub-Hitchcock.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

It's all mindless, absurdly complex and hopelessly hip in that 1960s sort of way, but an agreeable way to pass the time with gorgeous Sophia.

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Tony Medley
Tolucan Times

upscale Bondian thriller without the silly special effects

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
William Sleet
'Arabesque' has the unfortunate handicap of being Stanley Donen's follow-up to the rather more revered and more polished 'Charade'.… More
Mason Williams
What a screen gem from the 1960's with Sophia Loren and Gregory Peck. Both of these actors play in this mystery taking place in the UK. Fortune and… More
AJ Verser
Do we ever figure out why the "bad guys" want to know what the hieroglyphics mean? I can't recall, and I don't think I understood this… More
Doctor Strangeblog
Frivolous espionage yarn, a charade of a <i>Charade</i> with a goofy Gregory Peck and sumptuous Sophia Loren; not the worst trade for Grant &… More
jay nixon
Fun mystery thriller. Sophia looks incredible as are her clothes. She and Gregory Peck have a good chemistry. Most enjoyable.
Anthony Valletta
Very Hitchcock.