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The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner Reviews

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Simon Crook
Total Film

Ultimately, Richardson's pot-shots at consumerism and class have lost some urgency, but the nihilistic, punky buzz packs an immortal wallop. Classic.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 5/5

August 4, 2008
Douglas Pratt
DVDLaser

In attempting to straddle dramatic realism, Richardson tried hard to avoid moralizing on the hypocrisies of adults or exaggerating the experiences of youth, but in striving for the middle ground, he also strive for mediocrity.

August 4, 2008

TV Guide's Movie Guide

One of the best of the British 'Angry Young Man films.'

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 4/4

August 4, 2008
Variety Staff
Variety
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The performance of Tom Courtenay and the imaginative, if sometimes overfussy, direction of Tony Richardson, plus some standout lensing by Walter Lassally makes this a worthwhile pic.

Full Review Source: Variety

August 4, 2008
Chris Barsanti
Filmcritic.com

An iconic representation of a time, less so now.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

February 28, 2007
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Splendidly directed by Tony Richardson (just before Tom Jones), this highlight of the working-class British cinema (aka "Young Angry Men" films) features a stunning debut performance by Tom Courtenay that put him at the forefornt of British actors.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: A

February 14, 2007

Time Out
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Most of the period hallmarks of the British New Wave are paraded here.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006

Film4

A landmark in British cinema, which not only launched Courtenay's career, but also continued the trend of assertively incorporating contemporary social issues into film drama.

Full Review Source: Film4

February 10, 2004
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
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While this show of compassion may not sit comfortably with those who distrust social agitation and too easy sympathy, it must be said that a splendid presentation is made by Mr. Richardson.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

May 20, 2003
Keith H. Brown
Eye for Film

If anything contributes to its lasting influence, it's not all this lefty stuff, rather the brilliant performance by Tom Courtenay.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 3.5/5

April 14, 2003
Patrick Peters
Empire Magazine

It's provocative and enjoyable, but not a classic.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

March 30, 2003
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian [UK]

The counter-Hollywood bloody-mindedness packs a knockout punch.

Full Review Source: Guardian [UK] | Original Score: 5/5

November 19, 2002

The film, with its grim Nottingham setting and working class milieu, must have seemed fresh in its day. Now, though, it looks and sounds like a relic from a bygone era.

Full Review Source: BBC | Original Score: 3/5

October 7, 2002
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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More allegory from the depths of the British kitchen sink.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 1, 2000
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

| Original Score: 4/5

September 29, 2007
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

| Original Score: 3/5

February 20, 2005
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

| Original Score: 4/5

May 14, 2004
Arthur Lazere
culturevulture.net

| Original Score: 5/5

April 1, 2004
Brandon Judell
PopcornQ

| Original Score: 5/5

March 3, 2003
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