The Old Man and the Sea
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In this filmization of Ernest Hemingway's short novel, Spencer Tracy is the Old Man, a Mexican fisherman who tries to haul in a huge fish that he catches far from shore. Tracy's boat is besieged by sharks and by natural elements, but the Old Man stubbornly sticks to his job.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film can't do proper justice to the literary masterpiece."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Tracy with a hokey accent floats in a studio tank for what seems like forever."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"The 1958 film, made six years after publication of the book, is a faithful adaptation - virtually a word-for-word copy of Hemingway's dialogue and prose - that is not without its faults."
‑ Christopher Lloyd, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
"Tracy reading Hemingway's lines...brings to them a simple dignity and nobility that is hard to match."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Talky, but not surprising, since it is based on Hemingway story of old man (Tracy) musing about catching huge fish."
‑ Steve Crum,
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