The Right Stuff (1983)
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To tell the truth, this was the first time I sat through the entire 3+ hour monster, as I'd always found its direction rather wonky. Still do. It's bloated and indulgent, with comedy that misfires more often than it amuses, but there are some very good elements in it nonetheless. Chuck Yaeger's story is the real heart of the film despite essentially being a parallel subplot, and the editing is often a delight.
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This movie ranks #19 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Cheers
This movie ranks #27 in Emma Beare's 501 Must-See Movies
This movie ranks #152 in Roger Ebert's Great Movies
This movie ranks #341 in Academy Award - Best Picture Nominees
This movie ranks #375 in Cahiers du Cinéma's Annual Top 10 Lists
This movie ranks #644 in Library of Congress's National Film Registry
This movie ranks #697 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
This movie ranks #719 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
This movie ranks #746 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
This movie ranks #820 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
This movie ranks #867 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?