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Year
1981
Runtime
125 min.
Director
Hugh Hudson
Genres
Drama, Biography, Sport
Rating *
7.2
Votes *
40,167
Checks
10,091
Favs
257
Dislikes
132
Favs/checks
2.5% (1:39)
Favs/dislikes
2:1
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  1. frankqb's avatar

    frankqb

    A painstakingly boring film crafted out of bits of melodrama and the idea of epic scope, rather than an actual epic scope itself. Vangelis' iconic main theme is one of only two bright spots (and the rest of the score is jarringly bizarre for this film) -- the other being the photography which is superb. Chronology is not a pre-requisite for an easy to follow film, but a film that starts at an irrelevant ending and then rushes back to a more relevant one before rushing backward again to tell the story properly is hardly worth spending time on as a film viewer. Not one moment of the races seemed dramatic, and the story had little of value to say beyond a clichéd sense of personal victory.

    2 stars out of 4.
    6 years 6 months ago
  2. L Lawliet's avatar

    L Lawliet

    It doesn't deserve to be in top 10 lists. 6 years 11 months ago
  3. tommy_leazaq's avatar

    tommy_leazaq

    Dull movie but amazing soundtrack..

    ps: 800th check.
    7 years 5 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #19 in BFI 100
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    19
  2. This movie ranks #36 in BAFTA - Best Film
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    36
  3. This movie ranks #41 in Top 100 Spiritually Significant Films
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    41
  4. This movie ranks #50 in National Board of Review - Best Film
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    50
  5. This movie ranks #55 in Academy Award Best Pictures
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    55
  6. This movie ranks #100 in AFI's 100 years...100 cheers
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  7. This movie ranks #156 in The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made
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    156
  8. This movie ranks #172 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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    172
  9. This movie ranks #330 in Academy Award Best Picture Nominees
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    330
  10. This movie ranks #673 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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    673
  11. This movie ranks #678 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  12. This movie ranks #839 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
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