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: 92% 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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Sydney Morning Herald

Gregory Peck stays beautifully within the character of the bespectacled, widowed man, but with its episodes unevenly joined, the script is too repetitive and long.

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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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Marc Lee
Daily Telegraph

As Mulligan so deftly demonstrates, the story is in the characters, their failings and fragility, their heroism and nobility of spirit.

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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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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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