The Comedians
The Comedians (1967)

The humorous title of this story taken from the novel by Graham Greene gives the viewer the wrong impression. The story concerns the residents of a once-posh hotel in Haiti and the fate of the country's people under the despotic… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 31, 1967
DVD Release Date: December 5, 2006
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Critic Score: 27% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
TIME Magazine

At such moments of transcendent drama -- and there are enough to make it worthwhile -- The Comedians is easily forgiven its other sins.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

It is conventional and obvious, indeed, and is rendered no better or more beguiling by some rather superfluous additions of amorous scenes.

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TV Guide

At 156 minutes, it seems interminable.

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Variety Staff

A plodding, low-key, and eventually tedious melodrama.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The movie tries to be serious and politically significant, and succeeds only in being tedious and pompous.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

Far more interesting to deconstruct than to watch.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

A sadly inept adaptation of Graham Greene's novel.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Uninspired political drama.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Underrated version of Graham Greene's novel with a strong cast.

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jay nixon
A bit confused and could have been cut into a tighter whole but an interesting document of a time and place that hasn't gotten a lot of treatment certainly… More