Lolita

Lolita
Lolita
  • UR
  • 2h 17m
  • 1962
Fresh95%
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Stanley Kubrick directs an all-star cast in Vladimir Nabakov's screenplay of his own once-shocking, now-classic novel, Lolita. When worldly, middle-aged professor Humbert Humbert (James Mason) rents a room from widowed Charlotte Haze (Shelly Winters), he quickly becomes obsessed with her young daughter, Lolita (Sue Lyon). Humbert goes so far as to marry Charlotte to be close to her daughter, but when Charlotte discovers her husband's secret lust, the knowledge leads to her death. Now free to pursue his obsession with his willing, under-aged stepdaughter, Humbert seduces Lolita, unable to control a lust that will destroy him.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Reviews
Time Out
Geoff Andrew
Fresh

Far more satisfying than his later works (one hesitates to call them mere movies).

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Bosley Crowther
Fresh

The picture has a rare power, a garbled but often moving push toward an off-beat communication.

June 16, 2017
Reel Film Reviews
David Nusair
Rotten

An epically misbegotten, misguided adaptation...

June 25, 2017
Antagony & Ecstasy
Tim Brayton
Fresh

As a Kubrick film... virtually everything it does well was done better in his filmography.

June 25, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Classic love story not for kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie deals with an older man having a strong desire for a teen girl that leads to an affair. There is a shooting and a woman commits suicide by running in front of a car -- both are implied and off-screen.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:June 13, 1962
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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