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How Green Was My Valley Reviews

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April 25, 2017
Sentimental classic still tugs at the heartstrings.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 23, 2016
There are a lot of rich characters and good instances of moral outrage. It may not be better than Citizen Kane, but it's still a pretty damn good movie.
November 16, 2015
Captures an idyll of youth that has been lost to the corrosive practices of modern business.
September 14, 2015
There is no logical reason why you should feel as warm and nostalgic as you do at the end of How Green Was My Valley.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 18, 2015
One of the outstanding film productions of the year.
January 13, 2014
This is precisely the kind of movie that gave Hollywood film-making dignity and supremacy in its heyday.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 19, 2013
The acting is strong, and Arthur Miller's Oscar-winning photography gives the images a spooky luster, but a little bit of Ford's salt-of-the-earth piety goes an awfully long way.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 14, 2013
A screen version of such a book is a bold project, but Darryl Zanuck as producer and John Ford as director have succeeded in capturing to a remarkable degree the atmosphere of the novel.
February 17, 2009
Because his recollections ring true, they are certain to evoke a similar nostalgia in all but the most slab-sided of moviegoers.
March 17, 2008
Beat out the much superior Citizen Kane for the Oscar for Best Picture.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 29, 2008
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
February 20, 2008
This John Huston film [is] typically epic with a faithful screenplay to Richard Llewellyn's famous novel.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 30, 2008
How Green Was My Valley is one of the year's better films, a sure-fire critic's picture and, unlike most features that draw kudos from crix, this one will also do business.
January 30, 2008
A complex account of family life and strife that takes in traumas, hardships, romances, conflicts and the odd happy moment without ever sentimentalizing or becoming unbelievable.
December 12, 2006
Expert performances from Donald Crisp, Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, and a host of brilliant character actors enhance a magnificent movie experience.
October 26, 2006
Emotionally effective if also sentimental evocation of working class life in a Welsch mining community, reaffirming John Ford's populist ideology and strong belief in the family as society's most important institution
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 17, 2006
Life in the working class generally determines where your life will lead. A young boy with the chance to break out realizes where his future is supposed to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 24, 2006
An elegant and eloquent film, nevertheless, even if the characteristically laconic Fordian poetry seems more contrived here.
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
March 24, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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