From Here To Eternity (1953)

From Here To Eternity (1953)
From Here To Eternity (1953)
  • PG-13
  • 1h 58m
  • 1953
Certified Fresh92%
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Director Fred Zinnemann's 1953 Oscar-winning best picture From Here To Eternity is a powerful portrait of a peacetime military camp stationed in Hawaii just before the attack on Pearl Harbor. Montgomery Clift is superlative in the major role of Robert Prewitt, while Frank Sinatra delivers an electrifying Academy Award-winning (1953, Best Supporting Actor) performance as Clift's buddy and Deborah Kerr's love scene in the Hawaiian surf with Burt Lancaster is enshrined as one of the most famous moments in cinema history.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Certified Fresh92%
Critics Consensus: It has perhaps aged poorly, but this languidly paced WWII romance remains an iconic, well-acted film, featuring particularly strong performances from Burt Lancaster and Montgomery Clift.
Reviews
Time Out
David Jenkins
Fresh

The film is anonymously directed, functionally paced and hysterical at times, though it seduces as...

June 25, 2017
New York Daily News
Kate Cameron
Fresh

There isn't a dull moment in the picture.

June 25, 2017
The New Republic
David Thomson
Fresh

In From Here to Eternity, you can glimpse an uneasier future for America, with the social wreckage...

June 22, 2017
London Evening Standard
Derek Malcolm
Fresh

The cast includes Frank Sinatra, Montgomery Clift and Ernest Borgnine, all of whom are fine, in wh...

January 29, 2019
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Classic characters fight, drink, smoke, and have affairs.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that by modern standards of sexuality, language, and violence, this classic film would not be considered objectionable, however, it still contains highly intense situations, including the mistreatment and death of some of its strongest and most likeable characters. There are multiple scenes of bullying, fist fights, and knife fights, though none is bloody or gory. Even the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor is only moderately violent. Airplanes strafe the military compound in wide shots; rifles, machine guns and artillery are used to fight back, but very little in the way of “hits” or aftermath is seen. Sexuality is limited to passionate kissing, embracing and references to adulterous behavior. There is a great deal of drinking, drunkenness, and smoking throughout; in almost all instances it is seen as acceptable behavior given the time (1941) and place (a military compound in Hawaii).

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:September 1, 1953
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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