Tom Jones | Chicago Reader

You searched for:

Search for…

Narrow Search

  • Author

  • Rating

  • Show only


Rated NR · 129 minutes · 1963

Popular, irreverent adaptation of Fielding's classic novel, scripted by John Osborne and directed by Tony Richardson in 1963. Despite the fitful energy and the beauty of the settings, the ugliness of the mise en scene and the crudity of the editing tend to triumph. Aping the stylistic eclecticism of Truffaut and Godard during the same period, the movie is too lacking in grace and finesse to provide anything more than broad and mainly random vaudeville turns. The precredits prologue—supposedly done in the style of silent films but blithely introducing handheld camera movement and a zoom—is all too typical. Not even the gifted cast—Albert Finney, Susannah York, Hugh Griffith, Dame Edith Evans, Joan Greenwood, Diane Cilento, and George Devine—can survive all the willful jauntiness. which is aggressively underlined by John Addison's score.
User Rating:
Director: Tony Richardson
Producer: Michael Balcon and Tony Richardson
Cast: Albert Finney, Susannah York, Hugh Griffith, Edith Evans, Joan Greenwood, Diane Cilento, George Devine, David Tomlinson, Joyce Redman, George A. Cooper, Rosalind Atkinson, Angela Baddeley, Peter Bull, Rachel Kempson, Jack MacGowran, Avis Bunnage, Lynn Redgrave, Freda Jackson and Julian Glover

Now Playing

Sorry there are no upcoming showtimes for Tom Jones

4.1 out of 5

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a review

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a review

Roll over stars and click to rate.