Gandhi 1982

Critics score:
88 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Vincent Canby, New York Times: [Of] importance is the possibility that the film will bring Gandhi to the attention of a lot of people around the world for the first time, not as a saint but as a self-searching, sometimes fallible human being with a sense of humor as well as of history. Read more

Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader: Attenborough's work lacks even the undercurrent of personality that David Lean brought to his films: the film has no flavor but that of the standard Hollywood hagiography. Read more

Kathleen Carroll, New York Daily News: They simply do not build movies like this any more, which is a pity. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: A remarkable experience. Read more

Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine: In playing Gandhi, an actor must be less concerned with physical verisimilitude than with spiritual presence, and here Kingsley is nothing short of astonishing. Read more

Frances Dickinson, Time Out: Its faults rather pale beside the epic nature of its theme, and Kingsley's performance in the central role is outstanding. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: Once in a long while a motion picture so eloquently expressive and technically exquisite comes along that one is tempted to hail it as being near perfect. Read more