Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama

David Lean's splendid biography of the enigmatic T. E. Lawrence paints a complex portrait of the desert-loving Englishman who united Arab tribes in a battle against the Ottoman Turks during World WarI. Winner of seven Acad...  more »


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Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama
Sub-Genres: Classics, Drama
Format: DVD
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
Subtitles: Cantonese, Chinese, English, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

A Masterpiece of Scope and Character...
Benjamin J Burgraff | Las Vegas | 03/17/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"David Lean's "Lawrence of Arabia" was envisioned to be a definitive blockbuster, epic in size, yet thought-provoking, as well (a quality often lacking in other 'big' films of the era). He succeeded brilliantly on both counts, with cinematography that captures both the mystery and harshness of the desert, Maurice Jarre's haunting score, action scenes that are riveting, and performances that are all first-rate, headed by Omar Sharif's charismatic Ali, and, in the title role, Peter O'Toole as the enigmatic title character.

Lawrence remains a controversial figure to this day, a man of incredible abilities, yet devastating character flaws that would, in time, destroy both his credibility and his reputation. O'Toole's sensitive interpretation of the man is simply brilliant, balancing a larger-than-life ego and bravado with a confusion of who he really is, and a growing moral corruption that would eventually bring about his downfall.

An amazing film, truly David Lean's masterpiece!"
Tour de Force for Peter O'Toole as T.E. Lawrence
hille2000 | USA | 02/06/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is movie is an excellent WWI desert war film. I was captivated immediately by Peter O'Toole as T.E. Lawrence. What a strange character but he gets the job done. He gets the job done but whose job is it in reality? José Ferrer as the Bey is perfect as the homosexual Turkish commander who leaves an indelible mark on Lawrence. The desert is eternal. This film is complex and perplexing in nature. This is probably David Lean's greatest directorial effort.
gobirds2 | New England | 02/06/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Peter O'Toole is the enigmatic T.E. Lawrence. It is an indelible performance. The entire film is mesmerizing and captivating from the opening to final shot. This is David Lean's masterpiece. Maurice Jarre's score is a true classic evoking images that are eternally grained into our memories.