To Kill a Mockingbird

"To Kill a Mockingbird" (1962) is a drama starring Gregory Peck. Plot: An Alabama lawyer defends an African-American man accused of rape. Not rated.
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Taytayyy
03/28/2010

To Kill a Mockingbird 3

I hear from a lot of poeple i know that this movie is good. But i've only read the book sadly, well it doesn't hurt to try

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sghaznavi
04/04/2009

To Kill a Mockingbird 5

just greatt

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Victor83
01/19/2009

To Kill a Mockingbird 3

I would rate this as average. I confess a bias on two fronts. First, I am sick to death of the overplayed, exaggerated theme. Secondly, I was never the biggest fan of Mister Peck. Robert Duvall is genius, but has hardly any part in terms of acting. This one is good if you've never seen it, it is rainy and cold out, and you have absolutely nothing else to do.

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cyclee
01/19/2009

To Kill a Mockingbird 4

The racial issue was rarely discussed during those days, and this one came out bold and told the story of an issue that many have been reluctant to face. I felt less astonied by it because I didn't get to see this film until the early 90's, and by then there were many similar movies out there exploring the same issue.

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Wyoma
07/31/2008

To Kill a Mockingbird 5

amazing!!! everything about it.... it was beautifully filmed and unbelievably casted!!!

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Mr.Tuner
03/04/2008

To Kill a Mockingbird 4

This movie was one that I will always remember! A very good movie in my opinion! I love how they did it in black and white. The book was pretty good too.

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nesher
01/04/2008

To Kill a Mockingbird 4

When my 10-year old son watched the movie for the first time, he was so involved... For me is the sign of the good movie, if the modern kid, grown up on Pokemons and Potters, can find it interesting.

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fb81701008
11/03/2007

To Kill a Mockingbird 5

love it

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jjobrien
08/23/2007

To Kill a Mockingbird 5

Excelllent story, wonderful actors. A real treasure.

John J. O'Briem 08/22/2007

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irishgit
08/23/2007

To Kill a Mockingbird 3

Until I visited this website I had never encountered so many fans of this average film from an average book.

By no means a bad film, it is a rewarding thing to watch, but its a long, long way short of great.

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Spike65
08/23/2007

To Kill a Mockingbird 5

  A true classic. One of the best performances Gregory Peck ever delivered. The kids in the movie were the real stars. The sets were exceptional. See if you recognize an actor who went on to fame and fortune in later roles.

Sorry to disappoint the folks who need car chases and explosions to enjoy a film. This one isn't for you. This was made back when most people read books for enjoyment. Fancy that!

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louiethe20th
06/04/2007

To Kill a Mockingbird 5

I too, do not understand some of the ratings of this great, great movie. It was one of those once in a century type movies. Gregory Peck was brilliant, as he usually was. A must see for ages 8-98.

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Flick01
02/15/2007

To Kill a Mockingbird 5

I was under the impression this film was almost universally loved but after reading the reviews here I guess it's how you look at it. I like the movie for a number of reasons. (1) It's a pretty accurate portrait of the way things were in that part of the country during the time the story takes place. (2) There isn't a bad or even mediocre performance among any of the actors and a case could be made for Brock Peters and Gregory Peck being excellent. (3) Good story dealing with morals and justice that has you cheering inside for the good guy even though you know he doesn't have a chance of winning. (4) I began to notice things which I had missed the first time I saw the film, such as the meaning of the trinkets seen at the beginning and subtle gestures showing emotions such as when Gregory Peck is sitting and extends his arm as if his late wife was there next to him. (5) There is the parallel lesson between the people of the town who are prejudiced against a black man because he is different and the children who are prejudiced against Boo Radley because he is considered different. As viewers we know both men are innocent of the charges against them but in the end only Boo Radley is vindicated. The movie was released during the early days of the civil rights struggle and I am sure it caused some people to think about their own views on race and judging people who appear different. It pierces the heart but draws no blood. Time and progress may have dulled the sharp edge the film had when it was current but the insight into ourselves is still relevant. Good story, good performances, and if you wish to examine it closely there is more here than what initially meets the eye.

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GenghisTheHun
02/15/2007

To Kill a Mockingbird 3

I hate to stick my toe into this subject, but really folks, why is everyone still getting the vapors about this flick? I thought it followed the book fairly well, but the book was no great shakes as I remember. I guess it was adequate but it definitely is not a classic.

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willow569
06/20/2006

To Kill a Mockingbird 5

Still a powerful film to watch. It is one of my favorites, and one of Gregory Peck's best performances.

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kissmeback
05/13/2006

To Kill a Mockingbird 4

THIS IS A GOOD MOVIE I ENJOY WATCHING THIS VERY MUCH.IT IS A CLASSIC ALL BY IT'S SELF.

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rihannajessi
02/20/2006

To Kill a Mockingbird 5

yeah yeah great book hey all u fine men out there call me at 1 202 388 1618 alright love ya peace.

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Robbo59
01/20/2006

To Kill a Mockingbird 5

Boy did that last entry miss the point! Stay away from "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" there kid, you may fall off of the raft and drown looking for the meaning behind Twain's words. In this spot-on retelling of Harper Lee's diatribe against prejudice and racial intolerance, Gregory Peck (As Atticus Finch) gives one of the most memorable screen performances in cinematic history. His Lincolnesque portrayal of one man's fight against tyranny and injustice is still required viewing in highschool sociology classes across the country and the message in both the movie and the book stand as powerful today as they did in those pre-civil rights days of their initial release. The little girl that plays Scout and the boy who plays her brother as well as their visiting friend Dil (modeled after Miss Lee's boyhood friend, Truman Capote) are also noteworthy as it is through the children's eyes (and Scout's, in particular) that the story is related. We learn along with them as we share their fears of the unknown and, more terrifying, the known elements that shape the world of the grown-ups that live around them. The use of black and white film helps to bring to life a time when most people saw the world in just that way and were loathe to step out of the shadows if, by being exposed to the light, the true reflection of their person be shown. In the murky darkness, the truth may lie dormant, but in the eyes of children, it can be seen. It is the kids that turn the adults of this film to look into themselves and their acceptance finally succeeds in drawing the mysterious Boo Radley (played by Robert Duvall) out of the shadows of his self-imprisonment and back into the community. The children hold the keys to a better future and armed with the lessons they learn by observation and experience and in the sage teachings of lawyer Finch, a better future will be realized.

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wawawawa
01/18/2006

To Kill a Mockingbird 5

To Kill A Mockingbird is a fantastic book. I finished reading it a couple of weeks ago and i found it amazing. It teaches a numerous of lessons and makes you learn how to be in other people's shoes. I wathed the film in school a few days ago, but i defenately prefer the book. This girl in my class who thinks shes all brainy didn't like it and i felt lyk slapping her. She rhinks she can read posher books. Anyway enough about this girl lol, she's weird and lets not mention her again i hope. As i was saynig, it was good. =D hahah lol

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samibec
11/29/2005

To Kill a Mockingbird 1

This is one of the worst books I have read. I am against racism, and this book is all about it. I have a copy of the book that also has very tiny print, so you have to watch what/when you bought the book, as the words are so small, it's almost impossible to read.

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Jenni Koetsier
08/24/2005

To Kill a Mockingbird 4

I really enjoyed 'To Kill A Mocking Bird', and found the movie very true to the book. The actors made the whole story come alive.

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CanadaSucks
04/27/2005

To Kill a Mockingbird 5

Still a terrific watchable B+W movie. Get a load of a (very) young Robert Duvall! Gregory Peck is terrific. . .film does the book justice.

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Mooselover
03/13/2005

To Kill a Mockingbird 1

Was going good until it got to the court scene. Horribly edited and was very boring.

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Molfan
03/03/2005

To Kill a Mockingbird 5

Excellent movie. Takes place in the south during the depression. Seen through the eyes of the children of a lawyer.Gregory Peck is wonderful as Atticus, the decent man who defends a black man who is wrongly accused of raping a white woman. well done movie well acted by all.

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dukefan4life
02/28/2005

To Kill a Mockingbird 3

I just recently finished the book, and i haven't seen the movie...but i'm sure its great...like the book was. Harper Lee is a great author, and i hope nobody let him down by doing a bad movie

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To Kill a Mockingbird 5

'To Kill a Mockingbird' is definitely one of the greatest books. On par is the movie version, and who can deny 'Mockingbird's' place as one of the greatest movies of all-time? The movie conveys a deep message: that the ugliness of racial prejudice hurts not only the victim, but an entire society. And for all viewers, there are poignant lessons to point out about the value of true friendship, understanding, and selfless sacrifice to help our fellow man- regardless and irrespective of the color of one's skin. This movie is simply a masterpiece, whose timelessness will continue to inspire others for years to come. And it will forever touch those who watch it.

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rainer21
06/20/2004

To Kill a Mockingbird 5

brilliant

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ima crazy biatch
12/13/2003

To Kill a Mockingbird 1

I thought the book was great because of all of the adventures scout and her friends had. Another reason why it was good is because it was deep into details

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mistweave
07/20/2003

To Kill a Mockingbird 5

This is one of my favorite movies. The portrayal of innocence by Scout and her coming to terms with the ways of the world is well done. Gregory Peck is perfect as her father, Atticus Finch, a lawyer who stands up for what's right even though the whole town is against him. It is a highly inspiring story!

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dickgozinya
06/25/2003

To Kill a Mockingbird 5

this was a great movie. i had to watch it in high school and i remember going " oh my god this is gonna suck." i am glad i watched. gregory peck is one of the best.

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Bandstandfan
04/23/2003

To Kill a Mockingbird 5

This was an excellent movie. Gregory Peck in one of his finest roles as Atticus Finch. I love the characters of Scout, Jem, and Dill. They were typical kids growing up in the south during the time the movie portrayed. The movie kept you interested, scenes that left you anticipating the next moment. Loved Robert Duvall in the part of Boo Radley. This movie will always be one of the best classic. They don't make them like this anymore.

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crimson_and_cl over
02/21/2003

To Kill a Mockingbird 5

i loved the book and the movie was just as good

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ILoveJem
04/07/2002

To Kill a Mockingbird 5

I Love this book and movie so much. My favorite part of both has to be everything with Boo Radly. I find that because i am around Jems age, 14 i can relate how myseterious things are to kids. I think that everyone has also had somthing like that in there childhood. I also think it is the best movie and book ever, they should rellay consider these more. It doesnt have a lot of action, but it doesnt need it. Seeing Robert Duvall as Boo Radley was exciting enough!!!

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Crewgirl41487
03/26/2002

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The movie and the book are two different things. The book was told from one perspective, and the movie from another. The book gave specific details about the characters, the movie didn't give anything but the name of the character. Some of the scenes in the movie did happen in the book, but most of the major scenes from the book never made it into the movie.

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BerrySweet
02/05/2002

To Kill a Mockingbird 5

Great book, great movie. The cast is superb, especially Gregory Peck.

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Ruby
10/29/2001

To Kill a Mockingbird 5

There are few examples of a great book being turned into a greater movie, but I think this is one. Atticus Finch rules!! Tom Robinson is the bomb! Scout and Jem are the best! I tear up like a baby when Scout says "Hey Boo" at the end. Man, what a great movie.

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movieguy108
07/26/2001

To Kill a Mockingbird 4

This was a pretty good movie but the book was better.

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Lyrical
04/05/2001

To Kill a Mockingbird 5

This is one of the best movies ever made. It's so hard to pick a favorite scene, but if I just had to...it would be the scene on the steps of the jailhouse when Scout brought that lynch mob back to reality as only a child could have done. The kids’ roles (Scout, Jem and Dill) were outstanding. They took me back to a simpler time when all you needed was an old mop, and suddenly you had the fastest horse in the neighborhood. This was Gregory Peck's finest work. No one else could have brought Atticus to life the way that Gregory Peck did. Brock Peters’ portrayal of Tom Robinson was astounding to say the least (can't just go busting up any ole body's chifferobe). And who could forget the eeriness with which Robert Duvall portrayed Boo Radley. This movie makes you feel as though you were there. They just don't make ‘em like that anymore.

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Ryan A
01/15/2001

To Kill a Mockingbird 5

Excellent story line. Really strong plot and symbolism expressed in the story. Harper Lee's work along with Gregory Peck's acting make it a movie definitely worth seeing.

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feyone
01/15/2001

To Kill a Mockingbird 5

A great adaptation of a great book. Gregory Peck IS Atticus Finch. The movie does a brilliant job of bringing a small Southern town to life.

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angelfire76
01/08/2001

To Kill a Mockingbird 5

A great book because it keeps your interest all the way through (kinda' like not having to put down the book). It deals with society's views about race and discrimination from a child's point of view.

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maddmarxx
01/05/2001

To Kill a Mockingbird 5

If every man were like Atticus Finch,the world would be a much better place.

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KitKat
11/16/2000

To Kill a Mockingbird 5

One of America's classic film offerings. This film is delightful. You need to watch this film because: 1) It is a classic. 2) Hollywood, et.al. do not make films like this anymore. 3) One of the greatest actors, Gregory Peck, stars in this film. 4) Who could forget a kid named Scout? 5) Learn a little about the racist South and how contact with Blacks created controversy.

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Mahler7
11/14/2000

To Kill a Mockingbird 4

When I read the book as a teenager, I remember being drawn into the story because I could identify with almost all the characters. Then I saw the movie and it was like a reader's dream come true. Why have so many stories of the South won Pulitzer prizes? The yearling, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, A streetcar Named Desire, Gone With the Wind, The Color Purple....I'm sure there are more. To Kill a Mockingbird certainly rates among the best of the winners.

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b-bo
11/07/2000

To Kill a Mockingbird 5

One of the finest movies made. True to the book. Acting is superb by all.

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jatkurie
11/06/2000

To Kill a Mockingbird 5

The acting and plot were great.

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aiieria
11/06/2000

To Kill a Mockingbird 5

I haven't seen this movie for awhile, but I remember it as one of the few movies that has ever gotten me to cry. I remember a father, a great father with great morals, who risked it all to help another. This was really touching and well. I love this movie.

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gte94377du
02/24/2000

To Kill a Mockingbird 5

This was one of the best movies I have ever seen!! It had all the elements of a good movie: Plot, nostalgia, political issues, suspense. It is a movie that I will definitely want to view again after I have children.

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nata3794om
01/25/2000

To Kill a Mockingbird 5

"To Kill a Monkingbird" was a great movie. It stuck pretty close to the novel it was based on. It blended characters from the book and totally left out one but otherwise it was a great movie focusing on the problems of the time.

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[email protected]
12/14/1999

To Kill a Mockingbird 5

This is a well made movie. Well acted well filmed and a great story to start with. I think it should be used as a teaching tool for would be film makers and maybe we would have a lot less garbage being made.

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