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  1. Ozu_Teapot's rating of the film Lolita

  2. Adam Whybray's rating of the film Lolita

    It's a perversity bordering on moral vacuity to make a comedy tinged with tragedy rather than a tragedy tinged with comedy out of Nabokov's novel. It doesn't feel nearly serious-minded enough, as though it took inspiration from many of the novel's awful cover designs, rather than a careful reading of the text. James Mason is so wretched and diminished here and Sue Lyons so human, however, that it is worth watching.

  3. Duncan Gray's rating of the film Lolita

    Almost all Kubrick's movies are adaptations, and this is the one time he bit off more than he could chew. The last few pages of the novel are among the most beautiful I ever read; its screen equivalent is out of steam. But he did create a movie of his own: the sickest screwball comedy, a hilarious battle of refined ego and repulsive id, and one of those films that bridges Old Hollywood and the free-for-all to come.

  4. Filipe F. Coutinho's rating of the film Lolita

    Kubrick's Lolita is a brilliant satire of the underlining depravity that overtook an american society drunk on postwar optimism. The 50s were a beautiful illusion, selling expansion, a booming economy, white picket fences and the american dream. In that regard, Professor Humbert mirrors the deception with acidic accuracy: the erudite and sophisticated upper classer harboring a terrible desire. Humbert still exists.

  5. kartina obskura's rating of the film Lolita

  6. Huey McEvoy's rating of the film Lolita

    In all honesty, a bit of a mess. Were it placed before PoG and Spartacus in Kubrick's filmography, it may have chimed better, but it's a backward step: the leads (Sue Lyon aside) are terribly miscast, and for a control freak it's interesting that Kubrick essentially lets Sellers ruin his picture - only subsequently would their respective geniuses gel. The result is weak, compromised and Kubrick's worst 'major' film.

  7. Polish Slug's rating of the film Lolita

    Boring, far far away from the book. The acting is unnatural, it doesn't gets the attention because there's nothing atractive. There are no feelings to this movie. I expected so much more from Kubrick.

  8. Richmond Hill's rating of the film Lolita

    Entertaining for the most part (the first hour the tightest) but a rather neutered and sanitised adaptation. The long takes allow the performances to breathe a little but it's far too long especially when it's all hints and insinuations for two and half hours.

  9. MS1915's rating of the film Lolita

    I agree with other critics: rather boring and dull. A character study (so it seems) that fails to garner sympathy from its audience. There is no one to root for.

  10. FISCHER's rating of the film Lolita

    Un excellent Kubrick qui n'atteint pourtant pas l'acmé sulfureuse du roman... www.cinefiches.com

  11. vizija's rating of the film Lolita

    Pathetic drama, 3 for fantastic Sellers's performance. Drom as a detail.

  12. Alcock Hitchfred's rating of the film Lolita

    Kubrick's direction is incredible, but if it wasn't for his skills, this would have been a dud. Censorship really butchered what this movie could have been. What's up with Quilty being a main character? What's up with Lolita looking 20 y.o.? Disappointed.

  13. Roland Nicolai Fanega's rating of the film Lolita

    Haven't had a boner this weird since Persona.

  14. Marvin's rating of the film Lolita

    "She either has exceptional control or she has no control at all. We cannot decide which."

  15. VivianDarkbloom's rating of the film Lolita

  16. Alexander Dunkelberger's rating of the film Lolita

    This is the only Kubrick film I can think of where I might not have been able to guess that he had directed it. Usually his films just have that stamp, like most great directors do. Not to say this makes it bad, it’s just up against stiff competetion. But it’s not fair to judge films against each other like that so I will say what’s positive, and that is Peter Sellers and James Mason.

  17. Balthaz21's rating of the film Lolita

  18. Ethan's rating of the film Lolita

    This was a pretty solid movie from Kubrick. With a high risk of being very fucked up, Kubrick makes this material more watchable. Also Peter Sellers is fucking hilarious in this.

  19. Machupi's rating of the film Lolita

  20. Thomas Dods's rating of the film Lolita

    Witty and very well put together (it's a Kubrick film!) if a little over long.

  21. Syranos's rating of the film Lolita

    Lolita est à mon sens un Kubrick sans l’atmosphère Kubrick. Lolita est un très bon personnage et la première moitié du film est prenante, la suite un peu moins.

  22. Terry_Moby's rating of the film Lolita

    A weaker Kubrick film, which means...a very good film.

  23. HALLENSLEBEN's rating of the film Lolita

    A film that long doesn't deserve such a rushed ending. Lolita was great though

  24. D.J. Devereux's rating of the film Lolita

    The most underrated Kubrick film of them all. The films strength is its blatant British kitchen sink drama influence, were the location is blatantly somewhere in Surrey dressed into a American setting , however this creates the first time, Kubrick created his "Kubrickian" labyrinth were his films we set. Spellbinding performances from James Mason, Shelly Winters & Peter Sellers and the title character, is not sweet.

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