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  1. Howard Fritzson's rating of the film Moby Dick

    3.5 stars. Walter Huston, if he had been alive, would have made a much better Ahab than Gregory Peck, who tries hard but fails to convince. That said, it is still an amazing film. So many good moments and fine performances.

  2. FISCHER's rating of the film Moby Dick

    Un chef-d'oeuvre incontournable qui retraduit à merveille l'atmosphère des romans de Melville... www.cinefiches.com

  3. chiathirdeye's rating of the film Moby Dick

  4. the prince's rating of the film Moby Dick

    A damn good try but not all that engaging . . .

  5. I0000days's rating of the film Moby Dick

  6. Karl J. Kipling's rating of the film Moby Dick

    Surprised to find that this oft-maligned film is quite a bit better than its reputation. (But it's John Huston, right? Despite those damned Cahiers du cinema kids and American lackeys Andrew Sarris etc dubbing him a non-auteur, one of the major American film directors). Seen in a sparkling copy that really shows off that black-grey-beige-white palette helps enormously. Just a beauty.

  7. Ethan's rating of the film Moby Dick

    This is the best way to discover Herman Melville's lengthy novel about a whale and the man hunting him. John Huston delivers a grand adaptation and Gregory Peck gives a stellar performance as Captain Ahab.

  8. Terry_Moby's rating of the film Moby Dick

    Great, classic filmmaking. Best adaptation of Melville's unfilmable novel. Peck's peculiar performace fits the function of the character.

  9. Pedro's rating of the film Moby Dick

    JOHN HUSTON should have played Ahab!

  10. Jugend21's rating of the film Moby Dick

    Decent adaptation of a ridiculously unfilmable book. Those who love the novel might be frustrated by the fact that Ishmael's psychological journey is merely hinted at (for goodness' sake, it is pretty much the point of the novel!), but that's a testament to the book's greatness rather than the film's weakness. Great cast, but the best part is the cinematography / color palette.

  11. Daniel S.'s rating of the film Moby Dick

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  13. Sudarshan R.'s rating of the film Moby Dick

    As close as anyone will get to Melville's masterpiece on film...

  14. Christopher R. Smith's rating of the film Moby Dick

    John Huston's robust adaptation packs all the passion and adventure of Herman Melville's classic, crafted into a fast-paced feature epic by screenwriter Ray Bradbury. An authentic period atmosphere (unusual for Hollywood films from this era) thanks to the lavish production designer and revolutionary cinematography, and even the vintage special effects are often impressive. A classic.

  15. Black Irish's rating of the film Moby Dick

    This would undoubtedly be a nine or ten, for me, if it weren't for the damn music.

  16. Anastasia's rating of the film Moby Dick

    Gregory Peck IS Ahab. Genius.

  17. John's rating of the film Moby Dick

    Gregory Peck gives a FANTASTIC performance