Glorious 39 Reviews
Glorious 39 is an engaging atmospheric conspiracy thriller. The story unfolds in a very involving manner keeping the suspense intact until the very last frame. Tension is really well maintained through out the movie, as soon as the story kicks and the paranoia sets in it just increases and deepens with each frame until the final credit rolls.
As the lead Romola Garai gives this gripping piece of work its intensity. She never hits a false note and is the key reason because of which the paranoia and tension are so incredibly palpable.Glorious 39 is period piece and a engaging conspiracy thriller, that is narrated in a old-school manner of film-making were the script complements the visuals and the performances lends in to make the narration even more engaging.
Great cast, dreamy locations, but Poliakoff's struggling for decent ideas to fit his story template.
"Glorious 39" is a handsomely produced movie with a very good cast. That's not to mention the attention to detail, although one has to wonder if they had the technology to surreptitiously record conversations back then. While its lingering pace is not automatically a mark against it, the film is about 30 minutes too long. In fact, if not for the adult material and language, this could pass for a movie of the era which was also a time of great uncertainty, reflected in Anne's suspicions and sense of dislocation. Just remember that nothing is as ever simple as it first seems, nor was 'appeasement,' as Noam Chomsky points out elsewhere that England in 1938 was more worried about the threat posed by the Soviet Union than Nazi Germany.
As the conspirators are ruthless people who have murdered at least two people who opposed their aims, Anne finds that her life under threat. Moreover, she is horrified to find that some members of her own family may be involved in this sinister plot. The conspiracy where everyone seems against her builds up subtly leading to an ever-present sense of menace and claustrophobic atmosphere.
Excited to see his but the first 40 minutes were so boring,i wanted to turn it off despite the wonderful cast but then all things changed it became edgy and one scene made the movie for me...not many things bother me but this gave me a sense of dread and doom. Loved it.