The Great Moment
The Great Moment (1921)

After producing, writing and directing one hit film after another, Preston Sturges finally misfired with the biopic The Great Moment. Sturges was always fascinated with the saga of W.T.G. Morton, the 19th century Boston dentist who, after… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 21, 2006
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83%
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24%


Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Derek Adams
Time Out

Recut by the studio and generally considered to be a failure, it's nevertheless an oddly moving film that sticks obstinately and agreeably in the mind.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Director Sturges, better known for his comedies, handles the drama and story well.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

Perhaps scientific inspiration is not conventionally reverenced in this film. But, at least, Mr. Sturges has triumphed over stiffness in screen biography.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A very agreeable biopic that is both delightfully comical and insightfully touching.

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Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com

One of lesser known gems by master Preston Sturges.

Film4

An interesting failure of a movie.

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Flixster Audience Score: 24% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Okay bio-pic a real change of pace for Sturges but it feels incomplete.
Stephen M
This biopic about William Thomas Green Morton (Joel McCrea), pioneer in the use of ether as a surgical anaesthetic, was a curious but not altogether successful… More