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How Green Was My Valley Reviews

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Richard Brody
New Yorker
November 16, 2015
Captures an idyll of youth that has been lost to the corrosive practices of modern business.
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Kate Cameron
New York Daily News
February 18, 2015
One of the outstanding film productions of the year.
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Ty Burr
Entertainment Weekly
February 19, 2013
The acting is strong, and Arthur Miller's Oscar-winning photography gives the images a spooky luster, but a little bit of Ford's salt-of-the-earth piety goes an awfully long way.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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TIME Magazine
February 17, 2009
Because his recollections ring true, they are certain to evoke a similar nostalgia in all but the most slab-sided of moviegoers.
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Abel Green
January 30, 2008
How Green Was My Valley is one of the year's better films, a sure-fire critic's picture and, unlike most features that draw kudos from crix, this one will also do business.
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Don Druker
Chicago Reader
December 12, 2006
Expert performances from Donald Crisp, Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, and a host of brilliant character actors enhance a magnificent movie experience.
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Tom Milne
Time Out
June 24, 2006
An elegant and eloquent film, nevertheless, even if the characteristically laconic Fordian poetry seems more contrived here.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 20, 2003
You can never expect to see a film more handsomely played.
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 1941
If not for the inevitable comparisons to Citizen Kane, How Green Was My Valley might have aged better.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4