Patrick Schreiner

A Man for All Seasons

In Movies, Reviews on 04/04/2011 at 7:20 PM

There are movies, and then there are movies.  Take Fast Five for example. The trailer pretty much tells the story. There will be cars, girls in few clothes, explosions, and terrible dialogue. And then there are movies. Movies that inspire, movies that move someone to action, movies that you cannot get out your mind.

A Man for All Seasons fits the later category.

A Man for All Seasons takes place in the early 16th century. It centers on Thomas More and his opinion of Henry VIII’s divorce. More (played by Paul Scofield) is “quick-minded, urbane, meticulous, cheerful, admirable, and humorous.” Most importantly he is a man of conviction; a man who knows exactly who he is. More’s performance is inspiring and I kept thinking that they need to remake this movie, but I doubt that any could top Scofield’s performance so maybe it is best to leave it as it is. I encourage you to watch it.

Below is the trial scene at the end of the movie. To watch this before the movie would ruin it. But for those who have already seen it, it serves as a good reminder.

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