The Arrangement
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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 hour in Los Angeles and plows his sports car into a truck. Landing in a convalescent home, Eddie remains mute to everyone except his boss Finnegan (Charles Drake). In his recovery room, Eddie dreams about co-worker Gwen (Faye Dunaway), a sexy research assistant at his agency. Meanwhile, the psychiatrist Dr. Liebman (Harold Gould) talks to Eddie's wife,… More
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"Kazan seems to have turned his search for identity into a callous soap opera, unworthy of a man of Kazan's true talent."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"A real shame."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"bizarrely disjointed"
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"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."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Very minor Kazan"
‑ Lori Hoffman, Atlantic City Weekly
"Overlong, glum, pretentious and glossy soap opera."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"What anchors the film in place are the performances of Douglas, Deborah Kerr as his wife and most especially a positively glowing Faye Dunaway."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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