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Year
1948
Runtime
154 min.
Director
Laurence Olivier
Genre
Drama
Rating *
7.8
Votes *
11,417
Checks
4,293
Favs
152
Dislikes
32
Favs/checks
3.5% (1:28)
Favs/dislikes
5:1
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  1. greenhorg's avatar

    greenhorg

    Plot summary: The Queen's new marriage is threatened by her mentally unstable son. 8 years 7 months ago
  2. daisyaday's avatar

    daisyaday

    Olivier was criticized for cutting the play by almost half, but this is the best of the filmed versions. Although he was a little too old, he played the part well. 9 years 3 months ago
  3. acoltismypassport's avatar

    acoltismypassport

    Absolutely spectacular. The choreography for the sword fight was incredibly intense- even more so if you consider the era in which this was made.

    Now I'm off to see Burton's version.
    6 years 8 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #2 in BAFTA Award - Best Film
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  3. This movie ranks #69 in BFI's Top 100 British Films
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  4. This movie ranks #86 in The Criterion Collection
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  5. This movie ranks #164 in Academy Award - Best Picture Nominees
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  6. This movie ranks #171 in Mark Cousins's The Story of Film: An Odyssey
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  7. This movie ranks #359 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
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  8. This movie ranks #364 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
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  9. This movie ranks #410 in Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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  10. This movie ranks #666 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2000
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