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Hobson's Choice Reviews

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Top Critic
May 1, 2013
Hobson's Choice is a cheerful little slice of death, warmed over and served with some lively comic sauces by Producer-Director David Lean and Actor Charles Laughton.
July 25, 2009
If your drunken buffoon tolerance is higher than mine, you will probably be more kindly disposed towards the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
March 26, 2009
Although Laughton richly overplays every major scene, his performance remains one of the film's highlights.
March 14, 2009
David Lean minor classic that has grown in stature over last five decades.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
February 23, 2009
Lean's splendid frames specifically work to show the high and low status of a social grid.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 23, 2009
makes everything old seem brilliantly and often hilariously new
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 20, 2009
Though Lean's direction is indeed too heavy and careful to give way to much laughter, he has a secret weapon here: Charles Laughton.
May 28, 2008
A pure joy.
Full Review | Original Score: A
May 3, 2008
Hobson's Choice is a crisply directed comedy of lively and quirky characters in a vivid world of social snobbery and working-class life...
November 6, 2007
Laughton is marvelous in this wry comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 6, 2007
Flavoursome period charmer and a lovely, memorable performance from Mills.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 25, 2006
A delightful and rewarding British film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
February 9, 2006
Lean's sharp direction and impeccable performances all round transform a slight comedy into a timeless delight.
November 20, 2003
So much of what makes Hobson's Choice work, however, is Lean's filmmaking craftsmanship. I do not believe there's a single throwaway shot in the film..
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 24, 2003
A minor classic.
January 1, 2000
David Lean directed, with wit and tact.
July 1, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 1, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
August 29, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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