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How Green Was My Valley Reviews

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August 13, 2002
The maudlin sentiment wars with the gorgeous visuals and eventually subsumes them.
| Original Score: 2/5
October 30, 2006
[Its] moralizing is dishonest and at times offensive. No matter how effectively a story is told, it's hard to buy into one that so often deceives its audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 26, 2003
It hasn't aged well and maybe wasn't even supposed to.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 12, 2003
A tedious working class drama that did not deserve the accolades it received.
Full Review | Original Score: 70/100
February 18, 2015
One of the outstanding film productions of the year.
April 25, 2017
Sentimental classic still tugs at the heartstrings.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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.
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.
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
May 23, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 1941
If not for the inevitable comparisons to Citizen Kane, How Green Was My Valley might have aged better.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 22, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 16, 2002
A bit sad, often tragic, it seems like a downer of a film to win a Best Picture, and many think it doesn't hold up to "Citizen Kane" but that's not true. It's a classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 29, 2002
Handsome old-fashioned tear-jerker.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
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.
November 16, 2015
Captures an idyll of youth that has been lost to the corrosive practices of modern business.
March 7, 2005
The tough, but highly sentimental John Ford was one of the few great cinema artists who was appreciated in his time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 24, 2006
An elegant and eloquent film, nevertheless, even if the characteristically laconic Fordian poetry seems more contrived here.
October 11, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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