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New York Times:
A Man for All Seasons is a picture that inspires admiration, courage and thought.
Robert Bolt's boring historical drama functions best as an anthology of British acting styles, circa 1966.
New York Daily News:
It is profoundly stirring in its dramatic conception, appealing as it does to the mind, heart, eye and ear.
Orson Welles alone relieves the boredom in a marvellous cameo as Cardinal Wolsey. If only they'd let him loose with the whole sorry history...
The New Republic:
There's more than a little of the school pageant in the rhythm of the movie: Though it's all neater than our school drama coaches could make it, the figures group and say their assigned lines and move on.
Producer-director Fred Zinnemann has blended all filmmaking elements into an excellent, handsome and stirring film version of A Man For All Seasons.