Raintree County
Raintree County (1957)

Conceived as a Gone With the Wind for the CinemaScope generation, Raintree County wasn't quite as successful as its role model, but it still proved a moneyspinner for MGM. Elizabeth Taylor stars as a spoiled Southern belle who falls in… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: February 27, 2007
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Critic Score: 11% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
TIME Magazine

Begins in tedium and ends, 168 leaden minutes later, in apathy.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

This mammoth color picture, which now runs twelve minutes shy of three hours, gives evidence of being outfitted with every extravagance save a script.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Handsomely mounted and boasts a superb cast.

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Variety Staff
Variety

Picture lacks highlight material; even the war scenes don't quite have the necessary impact and the relationship between Taylor and Clift could have been charged up more.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

A memorable if generally unsuccessful attempt by MGM to bring back the glory of Gone With the Wind.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

At best it's only mildly interesting.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

MGM's attempt to repeat the success of Gone With the Wind turned out to be an elephantine bore.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

The acting of Liz Taylor and Monty Clift is not bad, but MGM's effort to recreate another successful Civil war melodrama in the mold of Gone With the Wind is disppointing for many different reaons.

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Film4

History as soap.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
AJ Verser
There are a lot of great actors in this movie (keep an eye out for DeForrest Kelly in a small role), but it's a boring civil war romantic drama. Gone with… More
John Ballantine
Monty and Taylor lack the sizzle from A Place in the Sun. This Civil War "epic" is a mess in more ways than one.
cody franklin
I'm a sucker for the 50's epics and this one isn't the best, but it is enjoyable to watch. Monty is a man believed destined for greatness, but is… More