Facts and Figures
Run time: 106 mins
In Theaters: Friday 22nd December 1967
Box Office Worldwide: $104.4M
Distributed by: Embassy Pictures/Rialto Pictures
Production compaines: Lawrence Turman, Embassy Pictures Corporation
Contactmusic.com: 5 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Fresh: 49 Rotten: 7
IMDB: 8.1 / 10
The Graduate Movie Review
Hoffman is unforgettable, as is Bancroft (supposedly old enough to be Hoffman's mother but actually only 6 years his senior in real life). Of course, Buck Henry and Calder Willingham's adaptation of Charles Webb's novel is what makes this picture so perfectly solid ("Mrs. Robinson... you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you?"), and who can forget the masterful direction of Mike Nichols, here in his prime, setting up that immortal shot of Hoffman as seen beneath the bent knee of Bancroft? And Simon & Garfunkel's soundtrack is also perfectly apt, unforgettable to this day.
Now a piece of Americana every bit as damning as American Beauty, The Graduate is one of the greatest, most cynical comedies on film. Highly recommended and nearly perfect.