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The Crucible

6.82 h 3 min1996X-Ray12
Salem, Massachusetts, 1692. Perched on the edge of a continent is a community dedicated to the service of God. A gang of teenage girls, stifled by the crushing piety of their elders, dance naked in the woods. One girl, Abigail Williams -- her innocence lost in the bed of John Proctor, a married farmer -- drinks a charm to kill his wife. And suddenly, the Devil is loose in Salem.
Nicholas Hytner
Winona RyderPaul ScofieldDaniel Day-Lewis
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Joan Allen
Twentieth Century Fox
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4.4 out of 5 stars

531 global ratings

  1. 67% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 16% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 13% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 2% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 3% of reviews have 1 stars
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Adnan SoysalReviewed in the United Kingdom on 05 December 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Evil of group thinking and scapegoating
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This movie is in a way a great documentary on the life of early Christian migrants living in America.
The story is a witchcraft practices among the girls of a small community to get the man they love and then the subsequent developments.
Dialogues are fantastic and give you immediate sense of psycho, social life sphere of the time.
As always, watching Daniel Day-Lewis is immense enjoyment. Winona Ryder is amazing, Joan Allen is outstanding.
One would love watching these motional and deceptive scenes.
And I love also the performance of Judge, Paul Scofield, who brings sort of Godly authority to the situation.
It is a two hours movie, and feel like a comedy type but quiet serious.
Setting also gives lots of info about the life of early migrants to America.
Moral story of the movie is evil power of group thinking, and scapegoating.
After the movie you will Google who is Winona Ryder (if you don't know her like me)
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Mr James ClarkReviewed in the United Kingdom on 04 May 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Important film to watch
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Excellent cast. Very important film to watch especially for teenagers etc. Powerful display of how people can be so easily led by mob rule and hysteria. Despite no evidence in court innocent people were put to death.
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Dave345Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 09 April 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Good acting and no boring bits.
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Put on the DVD to see what it was like, and was going to get a drink at a boring bit. There weren't any and watched it until the end. Just in the last 5-10 minutes I thought maybe things were a bit rushed. Even the minor parts were acted well, and the scenery was feature film standard.
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Mr. Patrick N. AndrewsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 February 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good production of a great Miller play
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Good production of a great Miller play. The acting is good -Day Lewis and Ryder putting in strong performances. Just felt a little hollow in myself at the end but that always happens to me on any production of this play. The play is a response to the MacCarthyism hysteria of 1950's America which Miller didn't think was much different to the Salem witch trials in trying to" out" communists.. Maybe it 's my generation. Resonates more with my dad cos he remembers the MacCarthy hysteria even though he didn't live in America.. Good film nonetheless.
5 people found this helpful
RTKReviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 July 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
A tough watch.
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Much of this story resonates with the world we are living in at the moment.
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anniebobReviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 January 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Highly recommended
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Amazing and moving film, considering it's based on a true story, with a few dramatic embellishments.
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KatherineReviewed in the United Kingdom on 02 April 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Same as school book
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Exactly the version we wanted. Great for revising. Also been watching the Crucible film on Amazon Prime.
Lesley EltringhamReviewed in the United Kingdom on 07 January 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
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An excellent version of this terrifying play and how terror can come from the smallest beginnings,
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