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Hobson's Choice Reviews

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TIME Magazine
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Hobson's Choice is a cheerful little slice of death, warmed over and served with some lively comic sauces by Producer-Director David Lean and Actor Charles Laughton.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

May 1, 2013
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

If your drunken buffoon tolerance is higher than mine, you will probably be more kindly disposed towards the film.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 5/10

July 25, 2009
Variety Staff
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Although Laughton richly overplays every major scene, his performance remains one of the film's highlights.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 26, 2009
Steve Crum

David Lean minor classic that has grown in stature over last five decades.

| Original Score: 5/5

March 14, 2009
Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine

Lean's splendid frames specifically work to show the high and low status of a social grid.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 4/4

February 23, 2009
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

makes everything old seem brilliantly and often hilariously new

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 4/4

February 23, 2009
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Though Lean's direction is indeed too heavy and careful to give way to much laughter, he has a secret weapon here: Charles Laughton.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

February 20, 2009
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A pure joy.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: A

May 28, 2008
Sean Axmaker

Hobson's Choice is a crisply directed comedy of lively and quirky characters in a vivid world of social snobbery and working-class life...

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May 3, 2008

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Laughton is marvelous in this wry comedy.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 4/4

November 6, 2007

Empire Magazine

Flavoursome period charmer and a lovely, memorable performance from Mills.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

November 6, 2007
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
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A delightful and rewarding British film.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

March 25, 2006

Time Out
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Lean's sharp direction and impeccable performances all round transform a slight comedy into a timeless delight.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

So much of what makes Hobson's Choice work, however, is Lean's filmmaking craftsmanship. I do not believe there's a single throwaway shot in the film..

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 5/5

November 20, 2003


A minor classic.

Full Review Source: Film4

May 24, 2003
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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David Lean directed, with wit and tact.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 1, 2000
Emanuel Levy

| Original Score: 3/5

July 1, 2005
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

| Original Score: 3/5

April 1, 2005
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 4/5

August 29, 2003
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