Interesting that BECKET got so few votes. I have to admit that despite my generally unchanging tastes from toddlerhood until now, my view of BECKET has shifted a great deal. When I first saw it in my teens, and tried to watch it again years later, it didn't work for me -- I found it drab and dry and boring, so I dismissed the gushing reviews as one of those '60s things where pretentious cinema often got the plaudits. And while I can understand why it hit me that way then, boy, it doesn't now. A few years ago, I gave it another go -- perhaps because it's a prequel of sorts to LION IN WINTER (which I'd always loved), and to my surprise, I suddenly thought BECKET was great. As I said, my tastes and viewpoints about movies rarely change much at all -- my opinion at, say, age 12 is usually pretty consistent with my opinion today at, ummmm, post-12. But something finally clicked and I "got" the ice cold, cinematic incantation it offers. So now I watch it probably a couple of times a year.