Doctor Zhivago

Doctor Zhivago

1965, NR, 197 min. Directed by David Lean. Starring Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Tom Courtenay, Alec Guinness.

REVIEWED By Marjorie Baumgarten, Mon., June 19, 1995

Admittedly, this overlong and over-romantic Oscar-winning epic has never melted my personal tundra, but it's definitely quite the spectacle as directed by the modern-day king of epics, David Lean. The movie is something that should be experienced by everyone at least once in a lifetime, and I guarantee that you'll never have a better opportunity to see this wide-screen love story than in this two-day Paramount run of the newly restored print.

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