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This Happy Breed Reviews

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Variety Staff
Variety
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Film's excellence comes mainly in the performances.

Full Review Source: Variety

February 23, 2012
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

If it doesn't bore you to death with its contrived melodramatics then maybe its decorative historical background might catch your interest.

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

March 29, 2009
Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online

It's quite the study in domesticity and acceptance, and it even presents socialist activism and union strikes as some sort of idealistic fling...

Full Review Source: Turner Classic Movies Online

May 4, 2012
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

This Happy Breed ranks with 1949's One Woman's Story and 1950's Madeleine as the most obscure title in David Lean's canon. That's a shame, because it's a wonderful motion picture.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 4/4

April 25, 2012
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

not a particularly deep film, but it gets the details of human interaction and growth just right, providing a moving portrait of one family's durability in the midst of massive historical upheaval

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 16, 2012
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

While not exacty up to contemporary standards of social realism this domestic saga was ground-breaking in its day and still captivates.

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

May 1, 2013

Time Out
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Though Lean and Coward are less happy here than in the brittle, refined atmosphere of Brief Encounter, their adventurous excursion into suburban Clapham remains endlessly fascinating.

Full Review Source: Time Out

November 6, 2007

Film4

A toff propagandist's England, of course. But once you've got over its peculiar patrician tones and bitty structure, there's much to enjoy.

Full Review Source: Film4

November 6, 2007

TV Guide's Movie Guide

This is an immensely charming movie, with many tears and many moments of warmth.

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

November 6, 2007

TIME Magazine
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This Happy Breed is Noel Coward's proud and loving tribute to the unbreakable British backbone.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

May 1, 2013
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