Hawaii (1966)

Hawaii hadn't even begun filming when director Fred Zinnemann was replaced by George Roy Hill; similarly, the role intended for Charlton Heston ended up being played by Richard Harris (though Heston would eventually star in the 1970… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 10, 1966
DVD Release Date: April 12, 2005
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
TIME Magazine

Hawaii, as it happens, is a normal, lively, fairly intelligent ten-ton mouse.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Although the film tells the sadly ironic story of the extinction of one culture upon invasion by another, one comes out of the theater not so much moved as numbed.

Tony Mastroianni
Cleveland Press

Hawaii has survived earthquakes, hurricanes and pestilence. It will survive this movie.

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Variety Staff

Hill's direction, solid in the intimate dramatic scenes, is as good in crowd shots which rep the major external events.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

The film features a towering performance by Max von Sydow ... although it's Jocelyne LaGarde who nabbed the most praise for her delightful turn.

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Film4 Staff

[Hill] fights a losing battle to keep the sprawling story in check but, aided by his cast, imbues the piece with the stormy passion that this mammoth production requires.

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Time Out

The conflict between na´ve dogma and na´ve innocence is effectively established, but the spectacle is always broader than it is deep.

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TV Guide

It cost more than $15 million, and every penny is on the screen.

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Interesting to see the effects of over zealous Christians.