Opening

20% Transcendence Apr 18
53% Heaven Is for Real Apr 16
7% A Haunted House 2 Apr 18
89% Bears Apr 18
58% Fading Gigolo Apr 18

Top Box Office

89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier $41.3M
47% Rio 2 $39.3M
71% Oculus $12.0M
62% Draft Day $9.8M
77% Noah $7.6M
41% Divergent $7.4M
13% God's Not Dead $5.5M
92% The Grand Budapest Hotel $4.1M
79% Muppets Most Wanted $2.3M
78% Mr. Peabody & Sherman $1.9M

Coming Soon

45% The Other Woman Apr 25
—— Brick Mansions Apr 25
72% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 May 02
100% Neighbors May 09
—— Godzilla May 16

Premieres Tonight

—— Devious Maids: Season 2
50% Salem: Season 1

New Episodes Tonight

38% Believe: Season 1
83% The Bletchley Circle: Season 2
—— Californication: Season 7
83% Call the Midwife: Season 3
61% Crisis: Season 1
98% Game of Thrones: Season 4
100% The Good Wife: Season 5
86% Mad Men: Season 7
—— The Mentalist: Season 6
—— Mr. Selfridge: Season 2
—— Nurse Jackie: Season 6
71% Once Upon a Time: Season 3
100% Shameless: Season 04
48% Turn: Season 1
100% Veep: Season 3

Discuss Last Night's Shows

100% Da Vinci's Demons: Season 2
100% Orphan Black: Season 2

The Battle of the River Plate (Pursuit of the Graf Spee) Reviews

Page 1 of 1

Empire Magazine

Not Powell and Emeric's greatest work, but still a cut above many '50s war movies.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

May 14, 2012
Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com

The miniature work is excellent and physical production impressive even as the filmmakers constantly deny the spectacle of battle to focus on the people...

Full Review Source: Seanax.com

November 18, 2010
Variety Staff
Variety
Top Critic IconTop Critic

The battle sequences, in which the lightweight British cruisers close in on the Graf Spee and force the enemy to take shelter in Montevideo harbor, are powerful, exciting and technically impressive.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 26, 2009
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

... a rather routine chronicle of the capture of the feared German battleship the Graf Spee.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B-

August 12, 2006
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Give the British filmmakers a good, rousing subject from their own naval history and they're almost certain to come up with a picture that proudly bespeaks the courage and audacity of a hero breed.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 28, 2006
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 3/5

July 7, 2005

Film4

An enjoyable and more than usually thoughtful Second World War film. Expertly photographed, cleverly paced and full of good humour and empathy.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 3/5

May 24, 2003
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Though it's mostly a waiting game, the film is tense and involving, thanks to Powell's fluid shifting of the point of view.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 1, 2000

TV Guide's Movie Guide

The film is adroitly directed by Powell and Pressburger, though the concentration is on the vessels, rather than the men aboard them.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 14, 2012
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Powell and Pressburger's final collaboration as The Archers was also, perhaps, their dullest.

Full Review Source: Time Out

January 26, 2006
Page 1 of 1
Find us on:                 
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile