Not only the beginning of cameos, this was also the beginning of large, flashy, special-effects ladden spectacles that did more for the dazzling of the eye than it did for the mind.
| Original Score: 2/4
Michael Anderson's direction couldn't be more unimaginative and flat. A movie like this should be swimming in creative whimsy, and a sense of wonder. There's nothing of that sort here.
| Original Score: 1/4
An interminable travelogue interspersed with sketches in which star-spotting affords some relief.
The novelty these far-flung places must have had for a 1956 audience is a bit lessened for the viewer today.
Just goes to show you what dreck can win the Oscar if you got the money and know how to promote your product.
| Original Score: C
This is the worst film to win the Best Picture Oscar.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
The movie has not aged well. Many of the performances are arch, playing the comedy broadly, which is blandly predictable as the film grinds on and on.
| Original Score: 2.5
This 1956 multi-Oscar winner has probably aged badly during the intervening years.
Proof that you can buy an Academy Award.
It is by far too long and has lost a significant amount of its wonder, but spending a rainy Sunday afternoon with Verne's adventure seeking story is a surprisingly easy, diverting experience.
| Original Score: C+
An epic very much of its time, this vastly entertaining star-studded travelogue was put together (with some difficulty) by the great showman Michael Todd.
| Original Score: 4/5
Big, loud, flashy fun. But "Best Picture"? I don't think so.
| Original Score: 3/5
80 Days is pure fluff, but it's so delightful in its fluffiness that the lack of any real depth doesn't matter.
With a smash lineup of stars in major and minor parts, Todd has turned out a surefire hit.
Thanks to its grand scale and great central performances by Niven and Cantinflas, the original fantastic voyage still holds up very respectably.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
The cast of thousands and absurb scenarios overcomes the overlong oddities in the movie.
Around the World in Eighty Days may have its faults and lost some of its original allure, but it remains a sure-bet even today.
| Original Score: 7/10
lavishly entertaining epic
| Original Score: 4/5
An amusing trip around the world in a style befitting Jules Verne, Around the World in 80 Days lives up to its hype as a massive, glossy epic.
| Original Score: 3/4