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on 19 July 2009
Well-acted adaptation of the novel, paced just right to fit the setting of the Deep South. Still provoking enough to lose yourself in, and forget that it's old and in black and white (a very appropriate irony).

Gregory Peck is widely accepted as a fine actor, but the children in this excelled too - especially given that this was filmed at a time when the vast majority of child actors were too busy 'looking cute' to pay more than minimum attention to actually portraying a character.

The main plot centers around racism and a rape case, but there's strong coming-of-age and moral themes that make it a film relevant to all but the youngest of age groups.

A delight to watch; and a must for any parent that would like to teach their children of the inhumanity of racism without exposing them to anything too graphic (despite the plot centering around a rape case, this film is fairly sensitive in its portrayal).

I have to disagree with another reviewer on one point. Being of dual nationality (having both American and British parents), and having spent my life between the two countries, I've often heard complaints made in Britain about how unrealistic it is to have American accents in films set in Britain - so why complain about American accents in a film set in the Deep South? A British accent in the film would have been just as unrealistic by the same standards. I've lived in the Deep South and can verify that the accents, setting and pace of life portrayed are all realistic.
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 19 February 2015
This is an old classic movie, screened in black and white, but it's a film that is well worth watching. The quality of the directing and filming is so good that you quickly become immersed into the story, which has some unforeseen twists and turns (unless you've read the book!). But even if you have read the book, this is a must-watch film in my opinion.
It's not just a film of its time, as in many ways it has contemporary issues which are topical today. Whilst it has some dark undertones, it also has some feel-good moments. The acting is brilliant, and the setting is very realistic.
You just need to decide whether to read the book first...!?
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on 14 August 2017
Poor poor quality, I think wish someone would do a another version. At, 66pence the same dvd is disgustly terrible, in every sense of the word that The acting is unbelievablely bad plus needless banter of kids, who seem to shout rather than just converse. I think I'd rather read the book
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on 4 April 2017
To kill a mockingbird; one of the greatest books ever written and superb film, possibly looking a bit dark and dated in black and white , but still able to challenge and shock us. Gregory Peck played Atticus Finch to perfection.
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on 16 January 2015
A wonderful novel, cleverly structured by Harpur Lee. Have read this a few times. Lee cleverly highlights prejudice and is able to show parallels of prejudice between the two communities. Excellent story line narrated by a seemingly lovely once naive character.
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on 5 April 2016
Good, but rather disappointed with the sound quality, kids too high pitched and adults a bit mumbly, Don't think the film did full justice to the book which I thoroughly enjoyed.Hence four stars.
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on 21 June 2017
It's one of my Top 10 movies ever, now in Blue Ray, what's not to like?
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on 9 July 2016
as expected
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on 19 August 2017
great movie
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on 3 September 2017
Bought for a friend
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