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BecketBecket is the true story of the friendship between King Henry II and Thomas Becket , a royal courtier and confidant whom Henry appoints as Archbishop of Canterbury. As Becket takes his duties with the Church seriously, he finds himself increasingly at odds with the King, who finally orders the death of his once-close companion when he continues to defy the throne.Keywords:
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Directors of "Becket"Peter GlenvilleBirthdate: 28 October 1913, Hampstead, London, England, UK
Creators of "Becket"Jean AnouilhBirthdate: 23 June 1910, Bordeaux, Gironde, FranceLucienne HillBirthdate: 30 January 1923, Kilburn, London, England, UK
Critic Reviews of "Becket"Chicago TribuneMarch 08, 2007
Ripe with homoerotic undercurrents -- which O'Toole mines with relish in his great hysterical performance, full of cunning, eloquence and mad outbursts.Washington PostMarch 01, 2007
Becket may seem like a movie of yesteryear, but its timeliness brims over with rousing, meditative discourses between Henry and the church leaders on the separation of church and state.Boston GlobeFebruary 23, 2007
Everything that Doctor Strangelove is -- daring and inspired, vibrant and brilliantly staged -- Becket is not.Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionFebruary 15, 2007
The picture is being re-released in 30 cities around the country before finally appearing on DVD after years of online foment from fans.The DVD is due in May, but try to catch it in theaters first. It's worth it.Christian Science MonitorFebruary 08, 2007
Burton is extraordinary in one of his rare good movie roles and O'Toole is regally madcap and larger than life.Minneapolis Star TribuneFebruary 08, 2007
How could you hope for better casting than Peter O'Toole and his acting rival/drinking buddy Richard Burton playing opposite each other?Not Coming to a Theater Near YouOctober 14, 2011
Just as the characters' loyalties to one another are called into question, so, too are ours: Becket enters a moral grey area from which it never fully emerges.Sarasota Herald-TribuneSeptember 06, 2010
Becket is a terrific example of the historical play or novel turned into a cinematic drama crackling with whip-smart dialogue. I imagine actors must go mad with delight when they read a script that has page after page of dialogue this good.Filmcritic.comDecember 14, 2008
it finds what's compelling about that history and, more importantly, what's compelling about the people in that history. And, just to be on the safe side, it throws in two of the greatest actors of the day.Ozus' World Movie ReviewsAugust 02, 2007
The respectable but boring film is nevertheless worth watching for the robust performances of Richard Burton and Peter O'TooleDeseret News, Salt Lake CityApril 21, 2007
The material remains relevant, and the film as a whole is completely engrossing. (It may be nearly 2 1/2 hours long, but it doesn't feel like it.)Salt Lake TribuneApril 20, 2007
Watching Becket is to see a form of stylized, epic moviemaking not practiced today.
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