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New York Times:
If . . . is so good and strong that even those things in the movie that strike me as being first-class mistakes are of more interest than entire movies made by smoothly consistent, lesser directors.
The film finally succumbs to its own abstraction with an ending that satisfies neither symbolism nor wish fulfillment.
A modern classic in which Anderson minutely captures both the particular ethos of a public school and the general flavour of any structured community.
Punchy, poetic pic that delves into the epic theme of youthful revolt.
A film of tremendous resonance, coming when it did in 1968 with the force of a grenade.