Tom Jones
Tom Jones (1963)

This bawdy, funny adaptation of Henry Fielding's classic novel follows Tom Jones, a country boy who becomes one of the wildest playboys in 18th-century England. Over the course of the film, Jones tries to amass his own fortune and win… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1963
DVD Release Date: October 30, 1997
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A frantic, irreverent adaptation of the novel, bolstered by Albert Finney's courageous performance and arresting visuals.

Kate Cameron
New York Daily News

A fast-paced, tongue-in-cheek movie about an engaging foundling.

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TIME Magazine

The film is a way-out, walleyed, wonderful exercise in cinema. It is also a social satire written in blood with a broadaxe. It is bawdy as the British were bawdy when a wench had to wear five petticoats to barricade her virtue.

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Tony Sloman
Radio Times

It was always arch, overlong and uncertain of tone, but nevertheless very funny and extraordinarily bawdy.

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Ty Burr
Entertainment Weekly

While Tom remains a lot of fun, he's just not the irreverent Young Turk he seemed three decades ago.

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Rich Gold

It has sex, Eastmancolor, some prime performers and plenty of action.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A classic not just of literary adaptation, but of the last truly adventurous era in British and European filmmaking.

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Chris Willman
Los Angeles Times

It's a free-wheeling, fast-moving relic from a time when "bawdy" wasn't bad and sex comedies still celebrated sex.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Despite the fitful energy and the beauty of the settings, the ugliness of the mise en scene and the crudity of the editing tend to triumph.

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Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online

A lusty historical romp with a cheeky sense of humor and a rollicking energy...

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
a messy disappointment - maybe cuz the washed out mgm dvd transfer blows
Jim Hunter
A voracious bastard pursues his love - among others - in a satirical exploration of British class structure and sexual politics. Henry Fielding is sometimes… More
Pierluigi Puccini
The wanderings of the wittiest eighteen century bastard-gentleman. An enormous Albert Finney and an equally great supporting cast give life to Tony… More
Matheus Carvalho
As insolent as its protagonist, this British production managed to snap up the year's Best Picture Oscar. While its deserving status is debatable and its… More
Kevin M. Williams
Including a famous seduction scene involving the rapturous eating of a meal, the best hunt ever filmed bar none, and a handful of zesty performances of outsized… More
Byron Brubaker
I had a hard time wrapping my mind around this one and appreciating this type of bawdy British humor and melodrama. There are some weird Keystone Cops kind of… More