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Becket Reviews



out of 100

Generally favorable reviews
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A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 90

    out of 100

    Los Angeles TimesKenneth Turan

    While major stars thrust together on screen often end up undercutting each other, one of the pleasures of Becket is how easily and generously these two commanding actors play off each other, each allowing the other the space to make the most of their individual roles.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago TribuneMichael Wilmington

    Becket, now richly restored, is one of those '60s British theatrical spectaculars that we always imagine as a bit better than they were.

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  • 30

    out of 100

    Village Voice

    Dully overcomposed, the film evinces a Disneyed sense of palace life and reaches a laughable apotheosis when Henry and Becket's rendezvous on a beach is staged as a reunion between scorned lovers. In 1964, the film's innuendo might have seemed daring; today it's close to ridiculous.

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