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Gunga Din Reviews

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Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
June 9, 2011
An entertaining, if antiquated feature made all the better by the three well-appointed leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
February 24, 2009
One of the better adventure movies from the 1930s.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Steve Crum
March 8, 2008
Classic George Stevens adventure starring Cary Grant, and great cast.
| Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
November 13, 2007
Stevens's deliberate pacing serves the comedy remarkably well, although the action scenes are blunted by too-careful compositions and artsy cutting.
Top Critic
Tom Milne
Time Out
June 24, 2006
This is a pretty spiffing adventure yarn, with some classically staged fights, terrific performances.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 1, 2006
As breezy as the pipe playing Seaforth Highlanders marching to battle without a care in the world.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Christopher Null
March 27, 2005
A little jingoistic today, the film is nonetheless a critical standard-bearer of historical adventure flicks, and a quite funny one too.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jesse Paddock
March 7, 2005
If PC backlash makes such classics like Gunga Din difficult to revisit, so be it. At this point, there's no getting around it.
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
February 10, 2005
The best one could ever say for it is that its hinges were once merely creaky instead of frozen.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
February 7, 2005
This hugely exciting adventure film was one of director George Stevens' last pure entertainments before he went off to war and came back as a 'serious' filmmaker.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
December 17, 2004
Gunga Din has served as the inspiration for countless adventure yarns over the decades.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
December 8, 2004
Like the poem, the movie is sentimental and corny and totally absurd, and we wouldn't want it any other way. This is grand and exhilarating filmmaking that's hard to resist.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10

May 24, 2003
It is mostly tongue-in-cheek.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 30, 2002
The touchstone of grand adventure.
| Original Score: 5/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
August 29, 2002
A really good movie. Watch this and 'Temple of Doom' back-to-back and you'll see a striking similarity!
| Original Score: 8/10
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 7, 2002
Classic action adventure--maybe the best ever.
| Original Score: 5/5

TV Guide
January 1, 2000
Gunga Din has a bit of everything -- humor, suspense, spectacle, action and a heavy dose of racism, imperialism and xenophobia.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 8, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
June 7, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
October 8, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
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