To Kill A Mockingbird
To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)

Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning autobiographical novel was translated to film in 1962 by Horton Foote and the producer/director team of Robert Mulligan and Alan J. Pakula. Set a small Alabama town in the 1930s, the story focuses on… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 28, 1998
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

To Kill a Mockingbird is a time capsule, preserving hopes and sentiments from a kinder, gentler, more naive America.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

Minor shortcomings in a rewarding film.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

I got so much more from this story as an adult, and it's a shame that my adolescent stubbornness kept me from the movie for so many years.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Harper Lee's child's-eye view of southern bigotry gains something in its translation to the screen by Robert Mulligan, who knows exactly where to place the camera to catch a child's subjective experience.

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James Berardinelli

Universally recognized as a classic, and the label is well deserved.

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Eric Melin

Because the story is related through young Scout and Jem, that childhood wonder and fear is never close behind.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

This one is always just off the boil.

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Harper Lee's highly regarded first novel has been artfully and delicately translated to the screen.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

One of those rare instances when a movie perfectly captures the essence of its source material without compromising it in any way.

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Flixster Audience Score: 93% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
Trivia: Scout and Jem's fanciful summer friend Dil was based on Truman Capote.
Mark Hobin
Gregory Peck is the personification of goodness in his part as the southern lawyer selected to defend a black man accused of rape. Director Robert Mulligan… More
Daniel Mumby
Films about racial prejudice often date very badly. There's no denying the historical significance of something like In The Heat of the Night, but the… More
Dan Schultz
A bonafide classic concerning a calm, cool, and collected lawyer (Gregory Peck) who puts his reputation on the line when he chooses to defend a black man (Brock… More
Carlos Magalh„es
A wonderful yet inevitably condensed adaptation of Lee's sublime novel, and even though harmed by some of the changes, it is heartfelt, moving and always… More
Chris Weber
This is a magnificent adaptation of a magnificent novel, and in general, this is one of the best ever. Set in a small Alabama town during the 1930s, this is… More

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