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Hobson's Choice Reviews

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February 1, 2018
Hobson's Choice is unmistakably the work of a craftsman; but an over-elaborate pursuit of effects, alien to the tone of the play, cannot but over-weight the material.
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
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.
March 26, 2009
Although Laughton richly overplays every major scene, his performance remains one of the film's highlights.
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...
May 28, 2008
A pure joy.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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
August 29, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
March 14, 2009
David Lean minor classic that has grown in stature over last five decades.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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
February 23, 2009
makes everything old seem brilliantly and often hilariously new
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
David Lean directed, with wit and tact.
April 1, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
July 1, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
March 25, 2006
A delightful and rewarding British film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 24, 2003
A minor classic.
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February 9, 2006
Lean's sharp direction and impeccable performances all round transform a slight comedy into a timeless delight.
November 6, 2007
Flavoursome period charmer and a lovely, memorable performance from Mills.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 6, 2007
Laughton is marvelous in this wry comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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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.
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