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Year
1959
Runtime
117 min.
Director
Jack Clayton
Genres
Drama, Romance
Rating *
7.7
Votes *
4,037
Checks
878
Favs
56
Dislikes
3
Favs/checks
6.4% (1:16)
Favs/dislikes
19:1
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  1. jacktrewin's avatar

    jacktrewin

    beautifully lit with a very natural screenplay. very involving story with many interesting characters this is great and hasn't aged too much either 5 years 9 months ago
  2. dombrewer's avatar

    dombrewer

    A superb film that ushered in the new-wave of British "kitchen sink" dramas in the early 1960s - in fact along with "Saturday Night, Sunday Morning" it's probably the best. Laurence Harvey unfortunately struggles with his northern accent throughout but otherwise gives a great, conflicted (Oscar nominated) performance, maintaining our sympathy against the odds, but it's Simone Signoret who really delivers the goods - a great, multi-faceted (Oscar winning) performance. The acting, combined with a great screenplay based on John Braine's novel, Jack Clayton's direction and Freddie Francis' superb B&W cinematography - makes it highly recommended. 6 years 8 months ago
  3. mathiasa's avatar

    mathiasa

    Lame start but catches up very good. Very involving towards the end. Simone Signoret is just wonderful. 5 years 1 month ago
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In 7 official lists

  1. This movie ranks #12 in BAFTA - Best Film
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  2. This movie ranks #32 in BFI 100
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  3. This movie ranks #223 in Academy Award Best Picture Nominees
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  4. This movie ranks #572 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
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  5. This movie ranks #638 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  6. This movie ranks #738 in The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made
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  7. This movie ranks #765 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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