The Go-Between
The Go-Between (1970)

Based on the novel by L.P. Hartley, adapted by Harold Pinter, this is a look through the dusty memories of an old man. This film won multiple awards and is a poignant telling of unrequited love, though it is occasionally slow. Smacking a… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 1, 1970
DVD Release Date: February 20, 1996
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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Sticks daggers into the polite but uptight English class system.

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Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online

... a coming-of-age tale with a devastating lesson.

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Emanuel Levy

Stylishly elegant and multi-nuanced, this adaptation of Hartley's novel is one of Joseph Losey's masterpieces, the third and best collaboraion with Harold Pinter, beautifuly acted by Julie Christie, Alan Bates, and Michael Redgrave.

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Stella Dallas
this was a bit disappointing after 'the servant'. the cast is excellent and it's certainly beautiful but the story seems silly, especially… More
jay nixon
Sumptous film with excellent performances . Julie Christie and Alan Bates are always compelling to watch even though they share few scenes here and Margaret… More
Daniel Mumby
When I reviewed The King's Speech many months ago, I commented that "Merchant Ivory and their derivatives handled their stories with an emphasis on… More
Eric Broome
A grand comeback for director Joseph Losey after three flops in a row, "The Go-Between" is a poetic adaptation of L.P. Hartley's 1953 novel.… More
Cassandra Maples
I have watched this film several times and still find it quite captivating, despite the piano/singing sequences. The story by Hartley is much reminiscent of… More
Emily B.
"The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there"