Arabesque (Blu-ray)

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  • Released: September 14, 2021
  • Originally Released: 1966
  • Label: KL Studio Classics
  • Encoding: Region [unknown]

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 697
Rating: 4/5 -- Stylish thriller.
Movie Mom
Jun 12, 2003
Rating: 3/4 -- It's all mindless, absurdly complex and hopelessly hip in that 1960s sort of way, but an agreeable way to pass the time with gorgeous Sophia. Full Review
TV Guide
Apr 8, 2011
The cinematic busywork offers sporadic fun, but also suggests the unsteady posture of a show that always seems about to fall flat on its pretty face. Full Review
TIME Magazine
Apr 8, 2011
Rating: B -- If you don't mind that the plot not only doesn't matter but doesn't make much sense, you will be rewarded with a very entertaining film. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Jan 7, 2005
Much flashier than Donen's earlier Charade (also scripted by Peter Stone, alias Pierre Marton) and very sub-Hitchcock. Full Review
Time Out
Feb 9, 2006
Rating: 1/5 -- Dated espionage farce sabotaged by elderly stars and witless jokes
Film Journal International
May 31, 2005
It's a slick and satisfying entertainment. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Jan 1, 2000

Product Description:

After nobly aiding an Arabian prime minister who requests his help in decoding a hieroglyphics message, American professor David Pollock (Gregory Peck) finds himself pursued by two murderous men who each wants the secret message for himself. Completely unprepared in temperament or experience for this excitement, Pollock does the best he can, sometimes aided and sometimes hindered by the alluring but mysterious Yasmin (Sophia Loren). Yasmin's lies and her romantic alliance with both men after Pollock make her a poor choice as a partner, but Pollock isn't entirely immune to her charms either. When Pollock decodes the message, Yasmin's motives are revealed as well, and only quick thinking will save the lives in danger.

Wonderful camerawork that increases the tension of each scene combines with great chemistry between Loren and Peck to create a dynamic, memorable, and fun espionage movie. Filmed near the beginning of the James Bond series, ARABESQUE shares some characteristics, such as big chase scenes, humor, and a beautiful girl, with those movies. But Loren's Yasmin, smart and unfathomable as well as desirable, has character beyond most Bond girls, drawing the viewer's gaze in every scene.

Plot Synopsis:

Stylishly shot, making excellent use of reflecting and distorting mirrors to increase the feeling that things are not what they seem, ARABESQUE tracks the attempts of a good-intentioned but slightly bumbling American professor (Gregory Peck) to decipher a secret message while evading the dangerous attentions of two Arab men with separate agendas. Sophia Loren as the gorgeous but untrustworthy Yasmin attaches herself to Peck as she plays all sides against each other. As they grow closer to unraveling the secret message, Peck must decide if he can trust Loren--for the stakes are as high as his life.

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  • Christian Dior designed Sophia Loren's wardrobe for the film.

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