The Quiet Man Reviews

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Manny Farber
The Nation
September 5, 2012
[The script] tends to resolve its problems by having the cast embrace, fraternity-brother fashion, and break out into full-throated ballads.
Bob Grimm
Reno News and Review
May 19, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
October 14, 2002
Another insanely overrated "classic" which no one can remember why was once given such praise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Top Critic

Time Out
June 24, 2006
The illusion/reality theme underlying immigrant boxer Wayne's return from America to County Galway is soon swamped within a vibrant community of stage-Irish 'types'.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 29, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Although not a true classic, The Quiet Man is worth more than a cursory glance, especially for those who like Wayne or would like to experience more of his work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
April 25, 2002
Maureen O'Hara, born in Ireland, was never more ravishing than here on her home ground.
| Original Score: 4/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Old-fashioned charmer for the family.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 13, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
April 30, 2007
Ford shot on location in Ireland in dazzling Technicolor (with bold, sparkling greens), and came up with one of his most enjoyable, full-bodied films.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 11, 2008
This is a robust romantic drama of a native-born's return to Ireland. Director John Ford took cast and cameras to Ireland to tell the story [by Maurice Walsh] against actual backgrounds.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 30, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
May 21, 2003
One of the greatest love stories of all time. Ford's direction is brilliant; O'Hara is beautiful; the cinematography is dazzling, and the brawl between Wayne and McLaglan at the finale is a comic treasure. A must-see.
| Original Score: 5/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
April 21, 2002
...old fashioned and sentimental...clearly a labor of love.
| Original Score: 9/10
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
September 2, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 14, 2006
Epic romantic comedy that I believe every Irishman must have seen at least once.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Susan Granger
www.susangranger.com
December 7, 2006
| Original Score: 5/5
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 29, 2008
| Original Score: 5/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
November 14, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
October 25, 2011
John Ford certainly has a right to some Irish blarney
Full Review | Original Score: B
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