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The Graduate

In the mid-1960s, Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman), a confused college graduate, is pulled in myriad directions by his wealthy family, friends, and associates just days after receiving his degree. Seduced by alcoholic and a neurotic Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft), an older friend of the family and the wife of his father's law partner, Ben carries on an affair with the married woman even as he falls for her daughter, Elaine (Katharine ... [+]
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United StatesUnited States M
Roger Ebert
"It is funny, not because of sight gags and punch lines and other tired rubbish, but because it has a point of view (...) 'The Graduate' is a success (…) Rating: ★★★★ (out of 4)"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Bosley Crowther
The New York Times
"One of the best seriocomic social satires we've had from Hollywood since Preston Sturges was making them (...) Devastating and uproarious"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
A.D. Murphy
"A delightful, satirical comedy-drama (...) An excellent screenplay by Calder Willingham and comedy specialist Buck Henry (...) Richard Sylbert’s production design is outstanding"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
John Mahoney
The Hollywood Reporter
"A brutally funny look at contemporary youth (...) Both tuned and attuned to its subject and on target for most of its course (...) Miss Bancroft is outstanding"  POS
United KingdomUnited Kingdom M
Peter Bradshaw
The Guardian
"Hoffman and Bancroft are as irresistibly watchable as ever (...) [It] remains a hugely pleasurable experience (…) Rating: ★★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
United KingdomUnited Kingdom M
Tom Cox
"'The Graduate' is actually a very nasty film, and a very, very funny one (...) Along the way, iconic image follows iconic image (…) Rating: ★★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
United StatesUnited States F
Kathleen Carroll
New York Daily News
"[It] has two standout performances (...) [Nichols] has cut his film with a masterful touch. It is always cinematic."  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Mike D'Angelo
AV Club
"A brilliant screenplay by Buck Henry and Calder Willingham (...) 'The Graduate' has always been distinctly acid-tinged. That’s its particular and enduring genius."  POS
United KingdomUnited Kingdom F
Kate Muir
The Times
"What a treat it is to see the bronzed Dustin Hoffman as Benjamin Braddock (...) Plus the cinematography is flat-out fantastic, like David Hockney’s pool paintings made live (…) Rating: ★★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
United KingdomUnited Kingdom M
Ian Nathan
"Benjamin Braddock is a startling creation (...) Cruel comedy with a delicious light touch (…) Rating: ★★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
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