A pleasant inspirational movie that failed to inspire me.
| Original Score: B-
Lavish and uplifting sports movie driven by finely honed performances, and home to one of the most iconic sequences in 1980s British film.
No imbalance mars the pic, whose cross-the-board achievement lifts it to an impressive level of unified accomplishment.
Emotionally lacking, Chariots of Fire is only limitedly entertaining as a piece of cinematic history and a glimpse into the history of a handful of Olympic hopefuls.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
A pleasant, mildly inspirational movie but hardly worthy of all the accolades it received.
| Original Score: 3/4
The battered Britons may have some excuse for enjoying this nostalgic re-creation of empire ideology, but what's ours?
Really this is an overblown piece of self-congratulatory emotional manipulation perfectly suited for Thatcherite liberals.
Based on the true story of two men who run in the 1924 Olympics, Hugh Hudson's oscar-winning film is absorbing and inspirational but also middlebrow
| Original Score: B
worth watching despite providing another reason to put words "Oscar" and "overrated" in the same sentence
| Original Score: 7/10
Worthy sports flick that avoids playing only to cliche
| Original Score: 4/5
There's drama here, but it's work getting to it
| Original Score: 3.5/5
It's an uplifting motion picture that does everything a good picture should do: It moves us. It challenges our mind. And it touches our heart.
| Original Score: 8/10
A period piece that explores timeless themes of temporal ambitions and higher purposes, of commitment and sacrifice, of ability and spirit.
| Original Score: A+
The film still soars. Even Vangelis' music, so overplayed since the film's release, still works magic in the proper context.
This is strange. I have no interest in running and am not a partisan in the British class system. Then why should I have been so deeply moved by Chariots of Fire?
| Original Score: 4/4
I've never stayed awake through this whole movie, despite many attempts with lots of coffee. It ranks in my book as the movie that least deserves a best picture honor
| Original Score: 1/4
A bit stiff, but a genuinely engaging look at athletes with more than medals on their minds.
It's an exceptional film, about some exceptional people.
| Original Score: 4/5
The key actors all do good work, and the unlikely conflation of athletic ambition and religious controversy makes for a potent combination.
A roaringly good examination of competition, nationalism, conscience, and faith played out against a inspiring backdrop of sheer physical exertion and achievement.
| Original Score: 4.5/5