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PG-13 In Theaters 03/11/1964 , 148min.
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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. Full Review
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
Peter Glenville's staging of the material is the opposite of cinematic, but the pleasure of these two extravagantly gifted actors at the top of their game - their diction! their conviction! their beauty! - is enormous. Full Review
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
One hundred forty-nine minutes of pure, unadulterated culture. Full Review
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
It is a snapshot of a great actor in his prime and a chance for us to see one of yesteryear's great films in all its kingly luster. Full Review
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
There's much to be said for a film that, however cheesily realized, sticks in memory for four decades. Full Review

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