To Kill A Mockingbird
To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)

Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning autobiographical novel was translated to film in 1962 by Horton Foote and the producer/director team of Robert Mulligan and Alan J. Pakula. Set a small Alabama town in the 1930s, the story focuses on… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 25, 1962
DVD Release Date: April 28, 1998
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Andrew Sarris
Village Voice

"To Kill a Mockingbird" relates the Cult of Childhood to the Negro Problem with disastrous results.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Harper Lee's child's-eye view of southern bigotry gains something in its translation to the screen by Robert Mulligan, who knows exactly where to place the camera to catch a child's subjective experience.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Solid social conscience drama.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

Justly celebrated.

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James Powers
Hollywood Reporter

To Kill A Mockingbird is a product of American realism, and it is a rare and worthy treasure.

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Andrew Collins
Radio Times

A fine, moving, informative period piece for all ages, To Kill a Mockingbird is as much an abiding favourite as the book.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

To Kill a Mockingbird is a time capsule, preserving hopes and sentiments from a kinder, gentler, more naive America.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

This one is always just off the boil.

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Kate Muir
Times (UK)

Peck's performance, in tortoiseshell glasses and a cream linen suit, is mesmerizing and serious.

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Flixster Audience Score: 93% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
Trivia: Scout and Jem's fanciful summer friend Dil was based on Truman Capote.
Daniel Mumby
Films about racial prejudice often date very badly. There's no denying the historical significance of something like In The Heat of the Night, but the… More
Alice Shen
Phillip Alford and Mary Badham are riveting child actors as Jem and Scout, the na´fs at the center of this somewhat convoluted morality tale. The movie suffers… More
Carlos MagalhŃes
A wonderful yet inevitably condensed adaptation of Lee's sublime novel, and even though harmed by some of the changes, it is heartfelt, moving and always… More
Eugene Bernabe
Gregory Peck takes the lead and provides an exceptional performance in this Harper-Lee-novel-adaptation. To Kill a Mockingbird's impecable direction and… More
Mark Hobin
Gregory Peck is the personification of goodness in his part as the southern lawyer selected to defend a black man accused of rape. Director Robert Mulligan… More