May 9, 2009


Title: Gandhi
Year: 1982
Director: Richard Attenborough
Writer: John Briley
Starring: Ben Kingsley
Music: Ravi Shankar
Distinctions: Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actor (Kingsley), Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction/Set Decoration, Best Costume Design and Best Editing; Oscar nominations for Best Score, Best Makeup and Best Sound; currently #165 on IMDb's Top 250
Synopsis: Gandhi's political life
Length: 188 minutes
How I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), February 2009
Subjective Rating: 6/10 (Okay).
Objective Rating: 8/10 (points off for concept and story) c. 3.2/4 (Very good).

If you're going to make a biopic about Gandhi, this is certainly the best movie you could possibly make. I just do not care for biopics.

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