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Hanover Street Reviews

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July 14, 2016
Entertaining WWII romance - action/adventure that holds up well over the years.
October 25, 2015
Harrison Ford changes it up here and it's interesting but the script and overall piece doesn't do the leads justice
½ September 19, 2015
The movie info isn't correct. Halloran isn't assigned to work behind enemy lines he is the pilot who is supposed to take an agent into the skies over occupied France and have him parachute out of his bomber. He ends up getting shot down and the agent and he are the only survivors. Halloran ends up working with Margaret's husband as a way to escape from the Germans and get back to England. There is a lot of good scenes in this movie but overall it is just your average war flick.
March 29, 2015
The wartime romance is almost a melodrama by the handsome couple but relatively simple portrayal of the characters and justice prevent the move from being it. Scenes, clothing and music are beautiful.
½ May 16, 2014
very good film portrays the era perfectly
½ February 23, 2014
ok WWII pic post WWII rom-dram
½ August 9, 2013
The romance was a bit cloying, but the section with Ford and Plummer was excellent.
½ July 19, 2013
Hanover Street is basically the Pearl Harbour of 1979, but at least it's characters have decent chemistry, there's a decent level of aviation sequences and Lesley-Anne Down takes her top off at one part.
Hanover Street also comes together in it's final action sequences which have a classical war feel to them and provide surprisingly entertaining.
There's also a nice musical score and some good cinematography in Hanover Street., as well as the fact that it was shot on great locations and featured some good action sequences. It just took a long time before they came along. Christopher Plummer also gave a good performance, and Lesley-Anne Down was ok.
But Hanover Street came from before Pearl Harbour or Heaven's Gate, and taught us that action and romance are not a good blend of genres.
It seems like Michael Bay didn't learn from this film, but at least Hanover Street didn't punch history in the face. And it did have a good soundtrack and premise, but it's blend of romance and war was shallow and pedantic,and Harrison Ford was more wooden than the trees they wasted cutting down to imprint this terrible screenplay on.
This is the funniest exert from the poor script of Hanover Street:
"You know why these things are heavy? Because their made of metal." "Metals a lot heavier than air". Thank you for clarifying this Peter Hyams, I had no idea.
The one moment of strength in the script is when Christopher Plummer states "It's only bravery if you've got something to lose."
And the biggest wonder of Hanover Street is "What relevance is the Term Hanover Street to this film?" as it doesn't bother to clarify.

But all in all, Hanover Street still has the look and credibility of a decent old war movie and has a notable cast, so it's definetely one to appeal to the oldies. It wouldn't appeal to the impatient though, but at least since it has romance and action you can sit through it with your partner without either one getting TOO bored. Odds are you'll get bored, but not too badly.
½ November 13, 2012
This film is from Ford's "I haven't quite his my stride" era. Then Empire & Raiders hit...
March 11, 2012
It could have been great but instead its a miss.
June 10, 2011
Meh. But young Harrison, could watch him all day! Sorry honey, but I would leave you for young Harrison Ford...
½ April 19, 2011
Who knew a love story during WWII could be so unintentionally hilarious?
January 3, 2011
The opeining scene in hanover street in lonodn during WW2, a first cross nurse from england meets an american pilot one day whlst waiting for a bus, they joke with each other and finally have tea and talk with one another.

However margaret is uneasy and has to get away, she does'nt want to go any futrther with david the pilot, as she flees from him her glove comes off to reveal that she has a wedding ring. She still runs away and a bomb comes down over the street.

He looks high and low for her in the rubble and finds her sobbing near a building, they share their first kiss under fire. they both know that they've found something special.

an upset soon comes around the cooprner fo these two lovers, margaret still loves her husband, she is definately torn between two lovers.

a beautiful, heart felt romance blossoms,

the two leads here show great chemistry with one another, Harrison Ford showing great talent her and the same for british actress Lesley-Anne Down

Christopher Plummer plays the role of Margarets husband who is an intelligence officer and loves his wife more than anything.

a saddening film, a whole lot of drama, i fekt so much for the characters and their relationship, the ending is upsetting and in a way uplifting.they'll always have hanover street, and he'll think of her when he drinks tea.
November 27, 2010
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October 12, 2010
a bit slow and mushy by today's standards....but Down is very believable and young Harrison smolders....Christopher Plummer is his usual stellar self...nice love story plus Nazi's - always a good mix
September 25, 2010
Lovely, lovely, lovely very spiffing English film for a Saturday afternoon. Loved it!
½ August 12, 2010
sweeping music that seems to have laid the groundwork for barry's 'out of africa' score.
½ August 11, 2010
Really sappy, but Harrison Ford and Lesley-Anne Down are just so appealing. I don't really think it's a great film, but it is a bit of a guilty pleasure. Watch at your own risk.
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