Thackeray's tale of a roguishly charming 18th century Englishman, card shark and con-man whose good fortune and luck finally run out.
Won: Best Cinematography; Best Art Direction - Set Decoration, Best Costume Design, Best Music - Scoring Original Song Score and/or Adaptation, 1976 Academy Awards; Best Direction, Best Cinematography, 1976 BAFTA Awards
Nominated: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Writing - Screenplay Adapated From Other Material, 1976 Academy Awards
Stanley Kubrick's magisterial Thackeray adaptation now stands as one of his greatest and most savagely ironic films, not to mention one of the few period pieces on celluloid so transporting that it seems to predate the invention of cameras. -- Jim Ridley, VILLAGE VOICE