The Quiet Man Reviews

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Variety Staff
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.
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Don Druker
Chicago Reader
March 11, 2008
John Ford's 1952 Oscar winner is a tribute to an Ireland that exists only in the imaginations of songwriters and poets like Ford.
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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'.
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A.H. Weiler
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Let's face it. Mr. Ford is in love with Ireland, as is his cast, and they give us a fine, gay time while they're about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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James Berardinelli
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