Long Day's Journey Into Night
Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)

Playwright Eugene O'Neill sold Random House the text of his intensely autobiographical 1941 play on the proviso that the play not be produced during O'Neill's lifetime. Two years after the playwright's death in 1953, the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1962
DVD Release Date: October 30, 2012
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Bosley Crowther
New York Times

For what they have set out to do, Mr. Lumet and the producer, Ely Landau, have given us a fine, fair picture of a tough and maybe tedious O'Neill play.

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Steve Crum

O'Neill's play transformed beautifully into Hepburn, Robards vehicle.

TV Guide

O'Neill's greatest play is brought to the screen with an overpowering wealth of talent: Hepburn, Richardson, and Robards give magnificent, once-in-a-lifetime performances as members of the doomed Tyrone family.

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Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

An adaptation of Eugene O'Neill's legendary play results in a stage-bound production lifted by grand performances, including the delightful Katharine Hepburn.

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Emanuel Levy

Lumet's film of O'Neill's masterpiece is one of the most faithful and well-executed screen adaptations ever due to Boris Kaufman's landmark cinematography and superlative ensemble of Ralph Richardson, Katharine Hepburn, Jason Robards and Dean Stockwell.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Faithful to the award winning play.

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Christopher Null

By the end of this, you're part of the family. Welcome to hell.

Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Tim Sigur
Extremely well acted filmed version of the Eugene O'Neill play. The problem is that there is so much going on and so much character drama that it is a… More
jay nixon
Dark, powerfully acted film, long but worthwhile.
Veronique Kwak
"long day's journey into night" is faithfully adapted from eugene o'neill's semi-autobiographical play which is also his greatest work… More
John Ballantine
The Stratford company did a version of this for the screen in the nineties. I think it was as effective as this version that shows that little action is… More
Jennifer Xu
It's so engrossing but EXHAUSTING to watch. It's good but I probably wouldn't watch it again because it made me so depressed during the entire… More
Alec Barniskis
Since the film is based on one of the the finest plays ever written, it would have at least been decent, but Sidney Lumet created a near masterpiece. It might… More