Tom Jones
Tom Jones (1963)

Tom (Albert Finney) is the rollicking playboy who has grown up in the house of Squire Allworthy (George Devine) after being born under the hushed whispers of illegitimate circumstances. He has eyes for the girl next door, but Sophie… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 30, 1997
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A frantic, irreverent adaptation of the novel, bolstered by Albert Finney's courageous performance and arresting visuals.

Ty Burr
Entertainment Weekly

While Tom remains a lot of fun, he's just not the irreverent Young Turk he seemed three decades ago.

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Rich Gold
Variety

It has sex, Eastmancolor, some prime performers and plenty of action.

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Tony Sloman
Radio Times

It was always arch, overlong and uncertain of tone, but nevertheless very funny and extraordinarily bawdy.

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Chris Willman
Los Angeles Times

It's a free-wheeling, fast-moving relic from a time when "bawdy" wasn't bad and sex comedies still celebrated sex.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Despite the fitful energy and the beauty of the settings, the ugliness of the mise en scene and the crudity of the editing tend to triumph.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A classic not just of literary adaptation, but of the last truly adventurous era in British and European filmmaking.

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TIME Magazine

The film is a way-out, walleyed, wonderful exercise in cinema. It is also a social satire written in blood with a broadaxe. It is bawdy as the British were bawdy when a wench had to wear five petticoats to barricade her virtue.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Osborne's courageous hatchet job on Fielding's 1,000 page classic novel and Finney's gutsy performance add up to produce an enjoyable piece of irreverent entertainment.

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Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online

A lusty historical romp with a cheeky sense of humor and a rollicking energy...

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
a messy disappointment - maybe cuz the washed out mgm dvd transfer blows
Jim Hunter
A voracious bastard pursues his love - among others - in a satirical exploration of British class structure and sexual politics. Henry Fielding is sometimes… More
Pierluigi Puccini
The wanderings of the wittiest eighteen century bastard-gentleman. An enormous Albert Finney and an equally great supporting cast give life to Tony… More
Matheus Carvalho
As insolent as its protagonist, this British production managed to snap up the year's Best Picture Oscar. While its deserving status is debatable and its… More
Apeneck Fletcher
Including a famous seduction scene involving the rapturous eating of a meal, the best hunt ever filmed bar none, and a handful of zesty performances of outsized… More
Byron Brubaker
I had a hard time wrapping my mind around this one and appreciating this type of bawdy British humor and melodrama. There are some weird Keystone Cops kind of… More