The Browning Version Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 14, 2010
It's a blues pic for teachers that lays down some hope in the end.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
The role of the retiring master is not an easy one, but a prize in the right hands. Michael Redgrave fills it with distinction.
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
November 8, 2008
It's a remarkable piece of writing by Terence Rattigan, the great English playwright, and great direction by Anthony Asquith to drag us through such an arid landscape and keep us interested, involved and finally moved
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Tom Milne
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Worth watching for Redgrave's powerfully detailed performance as the schoolmaster.
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
November 6, 2005
Crocker-Harris represents the 'Willy Loman' of the educational system
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Bill Gibron
DVDTalk.com
July 31, 2005
Dramatically powerful, exceptionally well acted and not without its tearful moments of reexamination and redemption...The Browning Version is a...masterwork of a film
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
June 22, 2005
a study of a man who's long since come to terms with his mediocrity and who is almost too willingly slipping into the shadows
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 10, 2004
What begins as an anti-Goodbye, Mr. Chips ends, thanks to some psychological point stretching, as an imitation of it.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 18, 2003
Perfect film version of the play.
| Original Score: 5/5

TV Guide's Movie Guide
July 30, 2003
Good show!
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5

Film4
May 24, 2003
Asquith's film is pleasantly spry, and though the period details date it, its analysis of repression and resentment rarely feels dishonest.
Top Critic
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The schoolmaster to whom our pity is drawn is a pretty weak and lukewarm individual, hardly fit to be a teacher of growing boys -- even a teacher of classical languages, which he is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
August 8, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
November 12, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
May 15, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
September 2, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
July 9, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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