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Yes, I Know It's Flawed.....,
This review is from: Doctor Zhivago  [DVD] (DVD)
It's long. It's indulgent. One or two chunks of backstory have been jettisoned, leaving the character of Komarovsky and his connection to Zhivago half-formed. Pasha's transformation into Strelnikov is a little hard to swallow.
But. It is magnificent! On a huge and bewitching canvas, Lean daubs a suitably poetic hero, swept up to just the right degree in cataclysmic events, and a Lara you can understand men falling out over. Add THAT theme music, memorable set pieces, an essentially pretty sound set of supporting performances, and you have ... a 5. Can't help it.