Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood
Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood (1973)

This film is a faithful rendition of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas' last major poem, Under Milk Wood. It affectionately examines the day-to-day life of the inhabitants of a small Welsh fishing village. The poem is narrated by Richard Burton,… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 1, 1973
DVD Release Date: August 9, 2005
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jay Cocks
TIME Magazine

The images that Director Andrew Sinclair has added to his film adaptation do not complement Thomas' language; they detract from it.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Fairly creaky.

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TV Guide

All things considered, this is a fairly good adaptation of an impossible play to adapt.

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Variety Staff

Writer-director Andrew Sinclair has a wonderful feel for his material, and a happy hand in matching it to its setting.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Intended solely for the fans of Thomas and for those of intelligent character studies.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The film, faithful to the poem, offers an endearing, often humorous, examination of Welsh life.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Too many words, I'm convinced, for the screen. It's not simply the quantity of words, though. It's also their ornateness. They overflow the ears and get into the eyes.

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Unwise physical materialisation of a play for voices.

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Chris Pepus

A loving adaptation and...a fine introduction to Thomas's poetry

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Robert C
It is an ensemble piece for the most part, so don't expect an abundance of screen time from the three leads. As much as I hate to say it (with a cast like… More
jay nixon
Beautiful settings and a game cast are about the only things this has going for it. The kind of film that killed Liz and Dick's careers in the late… More