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Year
1939
Runtime
129 min.
Director
Frank Capra
Genres
Drama, Comedy
Rating *
8.2
Votes *
77,263
Checks
16,982
Favs
1,405
Dislikes
79
Favs/checks
8.3% (1:12)
Favs/dislikes
18:1
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  1. briafly27's avatar

    briafly27

    I LOVE this film. It's your classic James Stewart character. You feel his pain, love him immediately, and you're pulling for him all the way through. 5 years 1 month ago
  2. jktomas's avatar

    jktomas

    It's not that the ending was bad, it's that it was too rushed. The film ended one minute after it reached it's culmination. There were no time left for everything to sink in. At least I think that that was the problem. Other than that, it's a very good and powerful movie. I almost wanted to be an american after watching it (you know, that free word and things like that sounds pretty awesome).
    Oh, there was one more thing I didn't like - the way all the kids were portrayed in the film. Real children don't act and don't talk anything like that. Yes, that's common in older movies, but here they went too over the top. Like for example those kids sitting at the table in the beginning of the film. Or my favorite - black 10 year old shouting "Come on, bring on the paper!". It felt like some kind of commercial or a propaganda film. But hell do I know? Maybe in America children do work in senate instead of going to school...
    7 years 8 months ago
  3. roobin_22's avatar

    roobin_22

    It's a wonderful picture, except for the end, that could've been better 9 years ago
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  1. This movie ranks #5 in IMDb's 1930s Top 50
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  6. This movie ranks #75 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  10. This movie ranks #122 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  15. This movie ranks #791 in UNESCO's Memory of the World: National Cinematic Heritage
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