Lindsay Anderson - Rotten Tomatoes

Lindsay Anderson

Highest Rated:   100% This Sporting Life (1963)
Lowest Rated:   20% Blame It on the Bellboy (1992)
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Born in India, and the son of a military officer, Lindsay Anderson emerged as a critic and journalist in the late 1940s and early 1950s, and became a major force in the reshaping of British cinema. With his calls for greater topicality and social awareness in British films, he--along with such figures as Tony Richardson--helped transform the image of British pictures from their post-World War II stodginess into a vital force in international films during the 1960s. Anderson began as a filmmaker in the field of documentaries during the late 1940s, and earned an Academy award in 1954 for his short Thursday's Children, and he subsequently worked as a director on television. He became a theatrical director in the late 1950s, and moved into feature film work in 1963 with This Sporting Life. This and his subsequent movies, including If. . . , O Lucky Man!, and Britannia Hospital (all of which starred Malcolm McDowell) are characterized by a grim view of English society, government, and their institutions, and a generally nihilist view of the world, coupled with disconcerting elements of realism.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
67% Never Apologize: A Personal Visit With Lindsay Anderson
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Tony Palmer's Classic Film of John Osborne and the Gift of Friendship
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet D.W. Griffith: Father of Film
  • Narrator
1993
20% Blame It on the Bellboy
  • Mr. Marshall
1992
No Score Yet Prisoner of Honor
  • War Minister
1991
No Score Yet Glory! Glory!
  • Director
1990
63% The Whales of August
  • Director
1987
60% Britannia Hospital
  • Director
1982
83% Chariots of Fire
  • Master of Caius
1981
No Score Yet Look Back in Anger
  • Actor
  • Director
1980
No Score Yet In Celebration
  • Director
1975
82% O Lucky Man!
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Director
1973
No Score Yet Home
  • Director
1972
97% If....
  • Director
  • Producer
1968
No Score Yet Red, White and Zero (The White Bus)
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1967
No Score Yet Mucedníci Lásky (Martyrs of Love)
  • Himself
1967
100% This Sporting Life
  • Director
1963
No Score Yet Robin Hood: Quest for the Crown
  • Director
1958
No Score Yet Henry
  • Director
1955
No Score Yet Thursday's Children
  • Director
1954
No Score Yet The Pleasure Garden
  • Michael-Angelico
1953
No Score Yet Free Cinema
  • Director
1952

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