From Here to Eternity
From Here to Eternity (1953)

The scene is Schofield Army Barracks in Honolulu, in the languid days before the attack on Pearl Harbor, where James Jones' acclaimed war novel From Here to Eternity brought the aspirations and frustrations of several people sharply… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: October 23, 2001
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84%



Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It has perhaps aged poorly, but this languidly paced WWII romance remains an iconic, well-acted film, featuring particularly strong performances from Burt Lancaster and Montgomery Clift.

David Thomson
The New Republic

In From Here to Eternity, you can glimpse an uneasier future for America, with the social wreckage and the pretending.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Sominex is cheaper and probably safer.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Fred Zinnemann's strength as a director was less on the technical side and more in line with coaxing stellar performances out of his actors, and with this film, he drew a royal flush.

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TIME Magazine

Scriptwriter Daniel Taradash rescued, if not quite a gem, then at least a high-grade industrial diamond from this rough original.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Zinnemann's flat direction does produce its dull moments.

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Jeff Beck
We Got This Covered

Despite sliding into melodrama a bit too often, From Here to Eternity remains a decent film due to the strong performances of its Oscar-nominated cast.

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William Brogdon
Variety

It is an important film from any angle, presenting socko entertainment for big business.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

So clear-eyed and three-dimensional that it makes the recent Pearl Harbor look like a bunch of kids playing dress up.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

Watching it again after not seeing it for many years, I was also struck by how much of a debt novelist-screenwriter Donn Pearce ('Cool Hand Luke') owes to Jones.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
Set in the weeks leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor, this is an easy paced (re: leisurely) melodrama focusing on several people at and around the… More
AJ Verser
An absolute classic fifties movie about love and war. Highly dramatic, highly exciting, and highly romantic. A terrific movie.
Anthony Lawrie
I think the reason that From here to Eternity is such a classic is down to the performances rather than the film itself. The story is actually quite wishy-washy… More
Mark Hobin
Leisurely paced WWII story about the months preceding the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii. Best remembered for the romantic… More
♥Robyn M♥
an oldiie but a goodie a real "classic"~!!! just look at the cast...Burt Lancaster Deborah Kerr Ernest Borgnine Donna Reed Frank Sinatra...wow~!!!… More
Devon Bott
From Here to Eternity is an old-fashioned blockbuster of a movie. Set in Hawaii, 1941, at the Schofield barracks (as the opening caption informs us), the… More

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