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Becket (1964)

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Director:

Peter Glenville

Starring:

Peter O'Toole, Richard Burton, John Gielgud, Paolo Stoppa, Christopher Rhodes, Niall MacGinnis, Inigo Jackson, Percy Herbert, Felix Aylmer, Siân Phillips, David Weston, Pamela Brown, Donald Wolfit, Gino Cervi, Martita Hunt

Genres:

Biography, Drama, UK Classics, Historical Drama

Origin:

United Kingdom

Certificate:

PG

Languages:

Latin With Subtitles, English

Sound formats:

Mono, Dolby SR

Running Time:

150 min

Becket

synopsis


Peter O'Toole delivers an electrifying performance as the mischievous Henry II, who surprises England by naming his fellow rogue and trusted valet Thomas Becket (Richard Burton in a career defining role) as Chancellor. But when Henry next appoints him Archbishop Of Canterbury, Becket shocks the world by openly defying the King with his newfound faith and compassion. Will a desperate ruler now destroy a beloved friend to save his splintering kingdom.

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Old school charisma
Seth Moyle
11 January 2009
member rating

Becket is a good morality play that would be reasonably forgettable if it weren't for the incredible charisma of it's two leading men. Again, O'toole's mischievious camp is a delight throughout and Burton radiates all the strong positive traits his character is supposed to have. At times, the film becomes a little homo-erotic, but all the more enjoyable for such melodrama with these two guys on screen.

100% of members found this review helpful


 
 

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