21 Days Reviews

  • Aug 27, 2020

    Far from Leigh and Olivier's best! The character development in the script was poor.

    Far from Leigh and Olivier's best! The character development in the script was poor.

  • Jul 01, 2015

    Passable, but forgettable. It's not particularly gripping, but worth it if you want to see a young Laurence Olivier in action.

    Passable, but forgettable. It's not particularly gripping, but worth it if you want to see a young Laurence Olivier in action.

  • Feb 18, 2015

    An OK film, with an interesting concept. What the hell was up with Leigh, though?

    An OK film, with an interesting concept. What the hell was up with Leigh, though?

  • Nov 16, 2014

    One of the only films with both Leigh and Olivier. Lots of chemistry and very cute. I love the Oliviers' and this film is nice, but I would definitely not call it the best film for Vivien or Laurence.

    One of the only films with both Leigh and Olivier. Lots of chemistry and very cute. I love the Oliviers' and this film is nice, but I would definitely not call it the best film for Vivien or Laurence.

  • Apr 14, 2013

    A very minor film by British studio director Basil Dean most notable for its pairing of acting couple powerhouse Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier, who do their best with the weak script they're given. There's a good short film in here somewhere, but even at its modest runtime of about seventy-five minutes this movie moves along at a glacial pace. It's main issue is that it begins as dramatically as it ever reaches, and so after the initial shock of the murder and Olivier's implication in it, there is never any real gripping drama left in the story. Dean's directorial style is pretty good if very restrained, and after awhile the lack of visual energy combined with the story's stalls stop the film almost completely. Disappointingly, this script was written by Graham Greene, who is usually quite good at penning these kinds of murder mysteries. Even Leigh's typically crackling acting isn't enough to save this one from sinking.

    A very minor film by British studio director Basil Dean most notable for its pairing of acting couple powerhouse Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier, who do their best with the weak script they're given. There's a good short film in here somewhere, but even at its modest runtime of about seventy-five minutes this movie moves along at a glacial pace. It's main issue is that it begins as dramatically as it ever reaches, and so after the initial shock of the murder and Olivier's implication in it, there is never any real gripping drama left in the story. Dean's directorial style is pretty good if very restrained, and after awhile the lack of visual energy combined with the story's stalls stop the film almost completely. Disappointingly, this script was written by Graham Greene, who is usually quite good at penning these kinds of murder mysteries. Even Leigh's typically crackling acting isn't enough to save this one from sinking.

  • Nov 03, 2011

    This black and white oldie is interesting enough to keep watching. Overall it's pretty forgettable, although the message that's delivered in it's final moments is devoid of moral ethics which are apparently sacrificed to create the appearance of a happy ending. So that's worth noting.

    This black and white oldie is interesting enough to keep watching. Overall it's pretty forgettable, although the message that's delivered in it's final moments is devoid of moral ethics which are apparently sacrificed to create the appearance of a happy ending. So that's worth noting.

  • May 30, 2011

    Notable Alexander Korda war-time production co-written by Graham Greene, with married superstars Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier trying to cover up the accidental murder of her no-good ex-husband. Like most London Films productions of this time it's entirely studio bound, with a mix of light farce and heavy melodrama.

    Notable Alexander Korda war-time production co-written by Graham Greene, with married superstars Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier trying to cover up the accidental murder of her no-good ex-husband. Like most London Films productions of this time it's entirely studio bound, with a mix of light farce and heavy melodrama.

  • Jul 07, 2008

    I finaly had the chans to see this movie. You can really tell the film was made before Vivien's and Larry's international careers took of. It was originally made in 1938 but wasn't shown in theater until 1940. By then both Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh had succeeded in Hollywood and ended up walking out of the movie theater during its premiere. They weren't pleased with the film.

    I finaly had the chans to see this movie. You can really tell the film was made before Vivien's and Larry's international careers took of. It was originally made in 1938 but wasn't shown in theater until 1940. By then both Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh had succeeded in Hollywood and ended up walking out of the movie theater during its premiere. They weren't pleased with the film.

  • May 31, 2008

    great perfomances but dire plot

    great perfomances but dire plot

  • Dec 05, 2006

    I loved it...it isn't as good as what it could have been, but tis amazing either way. Basil Dean it a great director, i like the scene where they are at the fairgorund, ennoying the last few days they will share together and you see them riding a rollercoaster through it all. I think i would hate to be filmed whilst riding one, and it looks like Vivien Leigh is pretty scared! lol

    I loved it...it isn't as good as what it could have been, but tis amazing either way. Basil Dean it a great director, i like the scene where they are at the fairgorund, ennoying the last few days they will share together and you see them riding a rollercoaster through it all. I think i would hate to be filmed whilst riding one, and it looks like Vivien Leigh is pretty scared! lol