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Juno and the Paycock Reviews

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½ January 7, 2009
This was very weird. Can't believe I was so enthralled. Defiantly not my favorite type o ending or cup of tea all 2gether
August 24, 2008
Not a very enjoyable comedy/drama..
July 10, 2008
This film adaption of Sean O'Casey's classic play directed by Alfred Hitchock is merely an adaption. However, that is not Hitchcock's fault because if Hitchcock would have tried to add more to the play the story would not have worked because it is a story that is meant to be simple. Therefore, in the end this filmed adaption turns out to be merely a filming of the staged play and the film only serves to prove that Juno in the Paycock is a play and not a movie. Despite the fact that because of this many times the film aspect takes away from the performances the story is still intact and it is a very good one. In that case, if you fail to ever get a chance to see Juno and the Paycock onstage you can always fall back on this film version.
June 28, 2008
Chalk this one up as a mistake. Everybody makes them, including the masters. Avoid unless you're a fan of the play or a Hitchcock completist.
½ June 4, 2008
Worst Hitchcock ever! I honestly wanted a refund on the almost two hours of my life back. horrible story and bad acting.
May 17, 2008
A pretty faithful adaptation of Sean O' Casey's play of the same name. There are a few things removed and the movie ends with Juno instead of the 'Captain,' but overall pretty good. Not really for Hitchcock fans, as it doesn't bare any of his trademark techniques.
½ May 6, 2008
Slow and boring drama played very straight by Hitchcock. Not very interesting.
May 1, 2008
Sorry Hitchcock, but not one of your best. Hitchcock's second sound film seems to be all about dialogue and it isn't performed well by any of the actors. I didn't feel any sympathy for the poor starving Irish family, or joy when they receive money and the possibility of gaining a better life. The only pleasing element of the movie was the ending. The characters start at a low point in their lifes and at the conculsion they are even lower. Which is good because it reflects the times and lifestyle. Not all families in low class can make it out of their class structure. You are born into a class and stay there. Life isn't a fairytale.
April 10, 2008
I would rather watch every episode of Oprah while smelling Oprah's sweaty armpit. I would rather vote for Obama or scrape the burnt off of toast. To put it simple, no, this movie will not be watched by me.
March 22, 2008
This is an excellent drama from Alfred Hitchcock, very much out of the usual material we're used to from him.

The filming of the play is unfortunately very stagey, and Hitchcock was reportedly very unhappy with the excellent reviews it received. If you can get past the staginess of the framing and cinematography, Sean O'Casey's play is a gripping character study which holds up well.
March 5, 2008
all the looong scenes..it's more like watching a play than watching a movie based on a play..but it's still enjoyable..
February 20, 2008
Such a strange name. . .
½ January 15, 2008
Alfred Hitchcock's worst film; deadly boring, uninspired and stagebound. It was well-reviewed at the time for its faithfulness to the play, but who wants to watch a filmed play (as opposed to a filmic adaptation of a play)?
½ January 12, 2008
Easily the worst Hitchock film.
October 7, 2007
Hitchcock always did seem to want to treat film the same as stage, yet this is the most extreme example. It's good but lack some of the creative stage as film technique found in Rope and the openness with sets that helps carry Dial M for Murder.
½ September 21, 2007
An jumble of different moods and styles that never amounts to anything. I'm sure it would have been more interesting if it wasn't so goddamn stagey and artificial.
September 3, 2007
One of his worst films.
July 19, 2007
June 14, 2007
Really difficult to watch because any copy you get will have sub-standard sound and visual quality. Still, a great early Hitchcock film.
½ January 19, 2007
Unfortunate misfire by The Master trying to film a comedy. Still, it is pretty good.
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