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Year
1952
Runtime
118 min.
Director
David Lean
Genres
Drama, Romance, War
Rating *
6.9
Votes *
1,235
Checks
429
Favs
7
Dislikes
7
Favs/checks
1.6% (1:61)
Favs/dislikes
1:1
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  1. eiriknielsen's avatar

    eiriknielsen

    This is not a good film. I've seen nearly every David Lean and this is by far his worst. It's a stuffy upper-crusty British affair with a technology film plot very similar to The Right Stuff, First Man, or Ford V. Ferrari with a team attempting to break the sound barrier and damning everything in their lives, including family and safety, to reach their goal.

    The whole thing amounts to very little, and the plot turns in the last 10 minutes to wrap up a family melodrama with a studio ending...lacking in all subtly and realism.

    The most shocking thing to me is that the film won the BAFTA for best film from any source in 1952. Not best British Film which is another award they gave out that year...but from any source...beating the following films (which were nominated):

    African Queen
    Cry, The Beloved Country
    Death of a Salesman
    Limelight
    The Young and the Damned
    Singing in the Rain
    A Streetcar Named Desire

    wow...talk about a swing and a big big miss...bad form BAFTA...bad form.
    3 years 1 month ago
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    Public Enemy

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  1. This movie ranks #6 in BAFTA Award - Best Film
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  2. This movie ranks #6 in BAFTA Award - Best British Film
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  3. This movie ranks #204 in TSPDT's Ain't Nobody's Blues but My Own
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