I rate An Education Four Fingers at 87%.
Doctor Zhivago (1965) is about a Russian doctor and poet who falls in love during a revolution and war. It is everything an epic movie would be. It is adapted from the novel by Boris Pasternak and script written by Robert Bolt. It is directed by David Lean. Some characters begin their life with a troubled childhood and that is Yuri Zhivago. He becomes a doctor even though his mentor persuades him not to and soon has a family of his own. The movie goes back and forth in time, eventually solving the mystery of who really is “the girl.”
I rate Doctor Zhivago Four Fingers at 90%.
Marathon Man (1976) is about a graduate history student caught in the middle of an conspiracy involving stolen diamonds, a Nazi war criminal, and a rogue government agent. It is adapted from the novel by William Goldman and script written by William Goldman. It is directed by John Schlesinger. This is the only movie in these five that I’ve seen twice. The opening scene is excellent and as the movie progresses the whys and hows are answered. The ending scene between Szell and Babe is as powerful as ever.
I rate Marathon Man Four Fingers and One Thumb at 100%.