Beyond the Rocks
Beyond the Rocks (1922)

In this romantic melodrama, a beautiful young gold digger (Gloria Swanson) marries a much older man for his wealth and then falls in love with a handsome adventurer (Rudolph Valentino). The affair quickly heats up and before it goes too far… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 7, 1922
DVD Release Date: July 11, 2006
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A.O. Scott
New York Times

A marvelously overripe 1922 silent melodrama starring Gloria Swanson and Rudolph Valentino.

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Keith Uhlich
Slant Magazine

It goes without saying that the discovery and restoration of the 1922 Gloria Swanson/Rudolph Valentino melodrama Beyond the Rocks is a cause for celebration

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

More interesting as a reflection of what passed as a great romantic melodrama than it is as actually a great classic.

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Marta Barber
Miami Herald

It is the only film in which two of the great stars of the era -- Gloria Swanson and Rudolf Valentino -- appeared together. If only to see their on-screen chemistry, no film buff should miss it.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Beyond the Rocks is not the world's greatest movie, but the fact that it exists at all makes it one of the most exciting DVDs of 2006.

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Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly

Valentino and Swanson display the confident way with expression and gesture that silent stars had to develop to project their intentions in the absence of audio, but little about the film is especially over the top.

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Eric Monder
Film Journal International

A great example of the burgeoning star system at work and a form of diversion that delighted audiences in earlier times.

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Kent Turner

The new beautifully melancholic score by Henny Vrienten greatly adds to the atmosphere.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

A ravishing example of the incandescent grandeur of Swanson and Valentino.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
A lost film in the annuls of history, Beyond the Rocks was found, restored, and subtitled for the enjoyment of the masses. Sadly, my enjoyment was quelmed by… More
Aj V
An average romantic drama with nothing new to offer. I'd only recommend it to fans of Swanson and/or Valentino. Overall it isn't bad, it's just… More
Byron Brubaker
Another recently discovered and restored silent picture. There are a few scenes that are beyond restoration and the chemically disintegrating film becomes… More