From Here to Eternity
From Here to Eternity (1953)

The scene is Schofield Army Barracks in Honolulu, in the languid days before the attack on Pearl Harbor, where James Jones' acclaimed war novel From Here to Eternity brought the aspirations and frustrations of several people sharply… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: August 5, 1953
DVD Release Date: October 23, 2001
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It has perhaps aged poorly, but this languidly paced WWII romance remains an iconic, well-acted film, featuring particularly strong performances from Burt Lancaster and Montgomery Clift.

David Jenkins
Time Out

The film is anonymously directed, functionally paced and hysterical at times, though it seduces as a hot-blooded spectacle that stitches emotional detail onto the epic canvas of history.

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TIME Magazine

Scriptwriter Daniel Taradash rescued, if not quite a gem, then at least a high-grade industrial diamond from this rough original.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Fred Zinnemann's strength as a director was less on the technical side and more in line with coaxing stellar performances out of his actors, and with this film, he drew a royal flush.

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Kate Cameron
New York Daily News

There isn't a dull moment in the picture.

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William Brogdon

It is an important film from any angle, presenting socko entertainment for big business.

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Jeff Beck
We Got This Covered

Despite sliding into melodrama a bit too often, From Here to Eternity remains a decent film due to the strong performances of its Oscar-nominated cast.

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David Thomson
The New Republic

In From Here to Eternity, you can glimpse an uneasier future for America, with the social wreckage and the pretending.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Sominex is cheaper and probably safer.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

Watching it again after not seeing it for many years, I was also struck by how much of a debt novelist-screenwriter Donn Pearce ('Cool Hand Luke') owes to Jones.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
The camera loves Montgomery Clift and his perfect face, and he is exceptional as always along with Lancaster and Sinatra, but while during its first hour it… More
Aj V
An absolute classic fifties movie about love and war. Highly dramatic, highly exciting, and highly romantic. A terrific movie.
Chris Weber
Set in the weeks leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor, this is an easy paced (re: leisurely) melodrama focusing on several people at and around the… More
Mark Hobin
Leisurely paced WWII story about the months preceding the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii. Best remembered for the romantic… More
♥Robyn M♥
an oldiie but a goodie a real "classic"~!!! just look at the cast...Burt Lancaster Deborah Kerr Ernest Borgnine Donna Reed Frank!!!… More
Devon Bott
From Here to Eternity is an old-fashioned blockbuster of a movie. Set in Hawaii, 1941, at the Schofield barracks (as the opening caption informs us), the… More

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