The Arrangement
The Arrangement (1969)

Kirk Douglas has an extreme case of mid-life crisis in Elia Kazan's turgid melodrama (adapted from his best-selling novel). Douglas plays successful advertising executive Eddie Anderson, who cracks under the strain of the morning rush… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 30, 2007
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Critic Score: 14% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Vincent Canby
New York Times

Kazan seems to have turned his search for identity into a callous soap opera, unworthy of a man of Kazan's true talent.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

A real shame.

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Christopher Null

bizarrely disjointed

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The movie finally pounds at our moral sense so much that our moral sense wearies and becomes defensive, and we are finally just grateful for Faye Dunaway's beauty, and the way she doesn't raise her voice.

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Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

Very minor Kazan

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Overlong, glum, pretentious and glossy soap opera.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

What anchors the film in place are the performances of Douglas, Deborah Kerr as his wife and most especially a positively glowing Faye Dunaway.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Flat searching for meaning drama with high quality cast ill served by the director and script. Deborah Kerr's role as a doormat of a wife is beneath her.… More
Mike T.
A chaotic but thrilling collage of semi-formed ideas. There are as many moments of inspired acting as there are moments of miscalculation and confusion.… More