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84 Charing Cross Road Reviews

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September 17, 2017
An uncommonly and sweetly civilized adult romance between two transatlantic correspondents who never meet, 84 Charing Cross Road is an appealing film on several counts, one of the most notable being Anne Bancroft's fantastic performance in the leading role.
January 16, 2017
Finally caught up with this one, shown over Christmas on TV. Pretty good in a 1980s kind of way. Dated, genteel, and touching.
October 5, 2016
Pretty dated, and doesn't work as well as the book does. It's still a nice film though.
½ July 2, 2016
A wonderful movie about a by-gone time and the art of letter writing.
November 25, 2015
Anyone who fails to cry in sheer sentiment during this movie has no heart at all.
June 24, 2015
A delightful film based on the book contains the actual correspondence between Helene Hanff and Frank Doel and the friendship they shared over books.
½ January 20, 2015
Sencilla y nostÓlgica pelýcula sobre personajes generosos y amantes de la literatura.Curioso ver a Judi Dench.
September 10, 2014
I have a fondness for movies like this. They are quiet and unobtrusive. There is little conflict or drama, but they still tell a story about people and draw you in as you do so.
½ August 1, 2014
Although only a palid reflect of reading the letters by yourself (that is why is close to 2.5), just talking about this story is worth enough (that is why is close to 3)
May 21, 2014
I've seen this movie many times and I still absolutely love it.
½ May 19, 2014
I loved it! The writing and acting were superb. The relationships between all the characters were real life and give you a renewed hope for humanity.
½ February 15, 2014
Sencilla y nostÓlgica pelýcula sobre personajes generosos y amantes de la literatura.Curioso ver a Judi Dench.
½ November 25, 2013
A wonderfully engrossing tale, full of wit and liveliness from both of its incredible leads.
½ July 4, 2013
Minimalism done right, '84 Charing Cross Road' is a truly charming film, loaded to the brim with endearing and charming performances from a veteran cast, especially the two leads who enjoy rock solid chemistry despite never outright sharing a scene, dialogue that is both witty yet believable and human in equal measure, and a dose of cultural contrast between American and British idiosyncrasies and mannerisms that lead to some hearty chuckles.
May 2, 2013
This is one of my very favorite movies. I have a digital copy and watch it frequently. It's such a bitter sweet story of unrealized love. Plus Anne Bancroft, Sir Anthony Hopkins, and Dame Judi Dench star in this great film. The story takes place starting in the days just following WWII and follows a trans-Atlantic love via correspondence between a Londoner, and a New Yorker. There's no one inexplicably naked and nothing explodes. And they manage to tell the entire story without using CGI. It's charming. I give it my highest rating and endorsement.
½ January 2, 2013
A sweet and sentimental film about a correspondence that grows into a life long friendship. Wonderfully filmed, it's nostalgic and sad, but the kind of sad that makes you feel good inside.
October 1, 2012
I enjoyed this film immensely. I do have a soft spot for epistolary novels so this was a perfect correlation.
½ June 9, 2012
Slow, plot-less, with no discernible direction. Not terrible, but definitely lacking. Cute in a nostalgic way, but not much other appeal.
March 25, 2012
Some 25 years later still one of the most unusual, romantic, under-stated, positive, heart-warming, and melancholy films. You don't see anything like this at any time. The casting is perfect, especially Anthony Hopkins. This is a film that will forever stay close to hearts of many, many adoring fans.
December 17, 2011
It's pretty hard to not like this film. The story is so sweet and the performances are so endearing. If you're not a fan of narration then you should probably skip out on this, i'd say 80% of it is told in narration. Anne Bancroft is very good and Anthony Hopkins is outstanding. They have a few scenes where Bancroft talks directly to the camera and it doesn't work at all. But that is a minor problem in a very sweet movie.
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