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Certificate PG
Peter O'Toole
Alec Guinness
Anthony Quinn
David Lean
Michael Wilson
Robert Bolt
Running Time
227 minutes

Lawrence Of Arabia
Omar Sharif emerges in high-definition

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Lawrence Of Arabia

T. E. Lawrence (O'Toole) is a young maladjusted lieutenant in the British Army serving in North Africa during World War One. Unhappy with his current assignment coloring maps, he is co-opted into a role as an observer in what is now Arabia. At this point, the story of his life becomes the stuff of legend.

Lean's great Lawrence Of Arabia biopic honours him with a complex, sympathetic but a compelling portrayal. The digital transfer leeches some of the grainy majesty of celluloid but the chance to see this on the big screen should not be missed.

Reviewed by Kim Newman

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