Separate Tables
Separate Tables (1958)

Based on Terence Rattigan's play, Separate Tables is about a number of characters and their adventures at a British seaside hotel. Among the guests are an alleged war hero (David Niven), a timid spinster (Deborah Kerr) and her… More

Directed By:
Rated: G
Running Time:
Release Date: December 18, 1958
DVD Release Date: December 11, 2001
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Available Online

Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

How do you assemble a wonderful ensemble and then waste their talents? Here's an example.

Full review…
Steve Crum

Very strong, controversial (for 1958) drama starring Hayworth, Kerr.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The well-made play and once well-thought of film seems to be lifeless when viewed today.

Full review…
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Drama com excelentes atuações (especialmente de Niven e Kerr), Vidas Separadas possui roteiro enxuto que extrai o máximo de sua galeria de personagens patéticos que buscam a dignidade.

Emanuel Levy

Terence Rattigan's old-fashioned melodrama is well-acted by the entire ensemble. Surprisingly, it was nominated for Best Picture and garnered Oscars for David Nivel as a Major with fake identity and Wendy Hiller as the reserved hotel manager.

Full review…
Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide

A touching and absorbing movie that (thankfully) doesn't wrap everything up with a big, dumb, happy ending.

More reviews for Separate Tables

Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Little more than a glorified soap opera, one that belittles gossips and gossiping while diving headlong into the same, thereby allowing one both the pleasure of… More
John Ballantine
Niven once mentioned in his autobiography that he was never a great actor but he really comes to the fore in this tale of strangers coming together at a hotel… More
Red Lats
It is interesting to see some of the better movies of the 50's. I only watched this as the TV guide rated it 4 *'s. Can you imagine… More
Anthony Valletta
A bit stagy, but performances from Kerr, Niven, Lancaster, Hayward and Hiller plus superior camerawork elevate this into the stratosphere.
Byron Brubaker
Another one that bored me. I couldn't get into it. I didn't know what the point of watching these different story lines was. I didn't think… More