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3.1
435 Ratings

The Crucible

Directed by Nicholas Hytner
United States, 1996
Drama

Synopsis

A 17th-century Salem woman accuses an ex-lover’s wife of witchery in an adaptation of the Arthur Miller play.

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The Crucible Directed by Nicholas Hytner

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1997 | 2 nominations including: Best Actress in a Supporting Role

BAFTA Awards

1997 | Winner: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

1997 | Nominee: Best Screenplay - Adapted

Golden Globes (USA)

1997 | 2 nominations including: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Critics reviews

On the level of basic dramaturgy, I would argue, the play works, Miller’s adaptation successfully translates its most salient qualities to the screen, and Nicholas Hytner’s direction is taut and effective—especially in its use of Massachusetts locations and its wide-angle, deep-focus framing of period interiors, but also in its energetic performances. (I especially liked Paul Scofield as Judge Danforth.)
December 20, 1996
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