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Chariots of Fire Reviews

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Alan Frank
Daily Star

This 31-year-old Oscar winning true-life drama climaxing at the 1924 games proved a winner all the way. And it still is.

Full Review Source: Daily Star | Original Score: 10/10

February 25, 2014
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

Vigorous but rather scattered.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor

February 25, 2014
Ian Freer
Empire Magazine

Chariots is a film for the ages.

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

January 10, 2014

People Magazine

Sir John Gielgud and Patrick Magee head up -- but don't show up -- director Hugh Hudson's excellent cast of mostly unknown British actors. The cinematography, too, is splendid.

Full Review Source: People Magazine

January 10, 2014
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

Granted, this is a British film and so you expect a restrained, understated reaction from the runners, but it's this decided lack of fun that makes the movie drag so much.

Full Review Source: Three Movie Buffs | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 22, 2013
Anthony Quinn

What fails as drama are the races themselves, shot front-on so that we don't know who's winning until the tape is breasted, but Hugh Hudson's decision to use slow motion and David Watkin's beautiful lighting lend them a proper heroic burnish.

Full Review Source: Independent | Original Score: 4/5

February 22, 2013
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy

It's an uncomfortable reminder of how the memory can cheat and the Academy Awards can favor nostalgic sentimentalism over strong storytelling.

Full Review Source: Digital Spy | Original Score: 2/5

February 22, 2013
Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
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Although it is extremely well made, I frankly don't understand what the shouting is about. Good, yes; great, no.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

February 6, 2013

Is it possible to run in slow motion and not hear Vangelis? This is the signature of all great films, a classic scene forever imprinted in your imagination.

Full Review Source: UTV | Original Score: 8/10

July 26, 2012
Graham Young
Birmingham Post

As world events have proved time and again, this is a timeless story, rooted in an era long before anyone had thought of Spandex or terrorist attacks.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Post | Original Score: 4/5

July 19, 2012
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray

Vangelis was the secret weapon that Riefenstahl didn't have.

Full Review Source: The Ooh Tray

July 15, 2012
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

The cast is impeccable from top to bottom, and the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat reliably go for the gut. [Blu-ray]

Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 13, 2012
John Marriott
Radio Times

Unfairly dismissed by some as an empty exercise in cheap schmaltz, this has an old-fashioned innocence that celebrates the human spirit with a lot of careful detail.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 5/5

July 13, 2012
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph

Even after 31 years, Chariots of Fire doesn't simply impress; it inspires.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 5/5

July 13, 2012
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

To be clear, there's no way -- no way -- this should have won the Best Picture Oscar over Warren Beatty's magnificent Reds, but it's a far better movie than its detractors claim.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 13, 2012
Grant Rollings
Sun Online

In my opinion it stands on the podium of sporting movies just below Raging Bull.

Full Review Source: Sun Online | Original Score: 4/5

July 12, 2012
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]

The reason it succeeds with audiences around the world is that it's a stirring tale about inspiring people.

Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK] | Original Score: 4/5

July 12, 2012
Peter Bradshaw

A bold, intelligent, romantic film with all the lineaments of a classic, and a score by Vangelis as instantly hummable as the music for Jaws.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 5/5

July 12, 2012
David Jenkins
Little White Lies

An odd, malformed antique that still manages to retain a certain surface-level charm.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 3/5

July 12, 2012
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express

Enhanced considerably by Vangelis's stirring score - has a film ever owed so much to its music? - the picture also works as a poignant paen to youthful hopes and the passing of time.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 5/5

July 11, 2012
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