Hope and Glory (1987) - Rotten Tomatoes

Hope and Glory (1987)

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Director John Boorman pulled a few stylistic pages from Chabrol and Fellini for the intensely autobiographical Hope and Glory. The film is set in London during World War II; we see all through the eyes of Boorman's alter ego, 9-year-old Billy (Sebastian Rice-Edwards). Though surrounded by the horror and tragedy of the war, Billy adopts a child's objectivity, viewing the passing parade in wonder rather than terror. After his family's home is destroyed, Billy is given a different perspective on life when he is evacuated to his grandfather's idyllic country home. Sarah Miles co-stars in Hope and Glory as Billy's mother, while director Boorman's son Charlie portrays a German paratrooper in the now-famous scene where dozens of London women converge to cut precious chunks of silk from the German boy's parachute.more
Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: John Boorman
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On DVD: Jun 5, 2001
Runtime:
Nelson Entertainment

Cast

Sammi Davis
as Dawn Rohan
Sarah Miles
as Grace Rohan
Geraldine Muir
as Sue Rohan
David Hayman
as Clive Rohan
Jean-Marc Barr
as Cpl. Bruce Carey
Ian Bannen
as George
Anne Leon
as Bill's Grandmother
Annie Leon
as Bill's Grandmother
Colin Higgins
as Clive's Friend
Shelagh Fraser
as WVS Woman
Gerald James
as Headmaster
Sara Langton
as Pauline
Imogen Cawrse
as Jennifer
Susan Brown
as Mrs. Evans
Charley Boorman
as Luftwaffe Pilot
Peter Hughes
as Policeman
William Armstrong
as Canadian Sergeant
Arthur Cox
as Fireman
Ann Thornton
as Honeymoon Wife
Andrew Bicknell
as Honeymoon Husband
Jodie Andrews
as Roger's Gang Member
Nicholas Askew
as Roger's Gang Member
Jamie Bowman
as Roger's Gang Member
Colin Dale
as Roger's Gang Member
David Parkin
as Roger's Gang Member
Taylor Carlton
as Roger's Gang Member
John Boorman
as Narrator
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Critic Reviews for Hope and Glory

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (6)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Audience Reviews for Hope and Glory

Simply one of the best growing up movies out there. Stands the test of time.

Bathsheba Monk
Bathsheba Monk

Super Reviewer

½

Time has only strengthened the appeal of this minor masterpiece. If you liked it 25 years ago you'll absolutely love it now.

flixsterman
Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

War time movie about a boy and his family during the London blitz. The Germans bomb London during the World War II, families homes are destroyed, neighbours die and people are displaced. Even with the war around them, they find time for family, fun and celebrations.

thmtsang
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

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