GANDHI is really an epic biographical drama. Led by a spectacular performance from Ben Kingsley. GANDHI takes us to journey of man's transformation from his normal life until the moment he could change the world forever. GANDHI is indeed a simple "from zero to hero" story & it's still interesting. It has a long runtime, but I didn't feel boring. Richard Attenborough brought the story very well. It didn't feel preachy
The inspirational intent of this biographic picture is far better than the truth. Ben Kingsley do his signature role that any other performance will be compared to but it is a tiny bit on the long side for my taste and I felt that Gandhi is treated too much as a God with no personal flaws making this a very "safe" film too. The epic David Lean feel of the movie makes it gorgeous to look at though.
A superb, epic, biopic that informs viewers from the off that it intends to depict a man by picking various moments to highlight, Gandhi features a rightly-celebrated central performance from Ben Kingsley, a hugely talented supporting cast, and solid direction from Richard Attenborough. The last third feels like a bit of a slog, in comparison to the rest of the movie, but this is well worth the time investment.
Incredible performance by Mr. Ben Kingsley, while India plays second fiddle as a gloriously diverse and complex nation. You can feel Attenborough's affection the whole way through. Sadly, the dialogue is a bit too rich in hyperbole, metaphors and other sickly over-dramatic phrases that come so frequently they end up being lost like farts in the wind. You switch your ears off and just enjoy the view.
So Gandhi. Very India. Much Boring. Gandhi is obviously a remarkable and fascinating figure but this overlong movie's obvious, artless telling of a whole life feels blandly superficial. It crams in some 50+ years worth of Stuff That Happened, but captures very little of the meaning of any of it besides the occasional nice Gandhi aphorism. This slog gets a D.