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The Fixer (1968)




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Based on a distinguished novel by Bernard Malamud, this drama is set in Czarist Russia at the turn of the century and centers on the travails of a Jewish laborer who is arrested, tortured and imprisoned for a crime he did not commit.


Alan Bates
as Yakov Bok
Dirk Bogarde
as Bibikov
Georgia Brown
as Marfa Golov
Ian Holm
as Grubeshov
David Warner
as Count Odoevsky
George Murcell
as Deputy Warden
Peter Jeffrey
as Berezhinsky
Mike Pratt
as Father Anastasy
David Lodge
as Zhitnyak
William Hutt
as the Czar
Roy Sone
as Akimytch
Alfie Bass
as Potseikin
Danny Green
as the Giggler
Helen Dowling
as Black Page
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Critic Reviews for The Fixer

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

If [director] John Frankenheimer occasionally shows uncharacteristic signs of letting the story ride along as best it can, [Alan] Bates ensures that it never loses its force.

March 31, 2020 | Full Review…

"The Fixer" is not equal to the dignity of the case is that the movie is such an unremittingly. unenlighteningly depressing experience.

May 9, 2005 | Full Review…

What were needed were fewer self-conscious humanistic speeches, less articulate nobility, and more of the real experience.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

In the face of Frankenheimer's beautiful intentions it is really awful to have to say that The Fixer is a high-minded, monotonous drone.

August 10, 2020 | Full Review…

I came away admiring only the acting.

December 30, 2014 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Alan Bates received an Oscar nomination (his only one) for this mediocre version of the famous novel.

April 25, 2011 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Fixer

This is "The Fixer" who didn't know he had courage...until courage was all he had left.

Wahida K
Wahida K

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