Gentleman's Agreement
Gentleman's Agreement (1947)

Adapted by Moss Hart from the novel by Laura Z. Hobson, this film stars Gregory Peck as recently widowed journalist Phil Green. With a growing son (Dean Stockwell) to support, Green is receptive to the invitation of magazine publisher John… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 7, 2000
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Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It occasionally fails to live up to its subject matter -- and is perhaps an 'important' film more than a 'great' one -- but the performances from Gregory Peck and Dorothy McGuire are superb.

Ty Burr
Entertainment Weekly

Agreement was tame, cautious stuff even back then.

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TIME Magazine

Gentleman's Agreement is an important experiment, honestly approached and successfully brought off.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Diabolically dull and somber to the point that it's almost worth laughing at it, except that Gregory Peck's incredibly serious expressions have the tendency to make laughter dry out and die.

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Robert Hatch
The New Republic

By dispassionate critical standards, Gentleman's Agreement is not a success. It is a tract rather than a play and it has the crusader's shortcomings.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

It looks pretty timorous now.

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Tom Hutchinson
Radio Times

An eye-opener in its day, this exposure of high-society racial prejudice still has the power to compel.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

The movie is as powerful today as when it captured the Best Picture Oscar a few years after Hitler's genocide ended in Europe.

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Hobe Morrison
Variety

[A] brilliant and powerful film.

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Film4

While this multi-Oscar-winning film was controversial at the time of its release, it now seems overly preachy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
A newspaperman lies and tells his co-workers that he's Jewish in order to experience prejudice. A strong performance by Gregory Peck is the main attraction… More
AJ Verser
This is a good serious drama about persecution of Jews in modern society (of the 40s).
Apeneck Fletcher
Very serious piece about silent prejudice, where the usual hallmarks of bigotry are hidden under a polished but greasy veneer of smiling good manners. Ahead of… More
William Sleet
In 1947, I have no doubt it was a damning indictment of racial bigotry. But today it just feels smug and very dull. Personally I have always found it hard to… More
Chris Weber
Back when it was released during the late 1940s, this film was really quite something. It was a serious drma which tackled the issue of prejudice, specifically… More
Byron Brubaker
I love the message of this movie. This I think is the best of several social issue movies from the 40's. Well written and really makes you think before… More