The Best Years of Our Lives Reviews

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February 22, 2015
William Wyler's heartbreaking postwar ballad seems even more radical today than it did in its Oscar-thick heyday. It's as non-propagandistic as an unemployment line.
February 17, 2015
As far as this review is concerned, it is the best picture to come out of Hollywood since the end of the war.
June 3, 2014
[A] powerful, if cumbersome prestige picture.
June 2, 2014
Profoundly and sensitively balances the private demons of scarred veterans and the press of public policies that leave their mark on daily life.
February 17, 2009
Like most good mass entertainments, this picture has occasional moments of knowing hokum; but unlike most sure-fire movies, it was put together with good taste, honesty, wit -- and even a strong suggestion of guts.
February 19, 2008
One of the best pictures of our lives.
June 22, 2019
The Best Years of Our Lives is full of visually poetic scenes that speak louder than words ever could.
February 16, 2019
This happy result is entirely due to the fact that... The Best Years of Our Lives is one of the most excellently made films to come from Hollywood for a long time.
October 6, 2017
By all rights, the homecoming drama The Best Years of Our Lives should have been another well intentioned film left to the dated dustbins of history, but World War II vet William Wyler put more soul into this picture than anything else in his career.
June 16, 2016
In our own era of continuous armed conflicts, innocent deaths and PTSD, the public's naivet about the "glories" of war has long since faded to black...
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