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Kind Hearts and Coronets Reviews

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Patrick Gibbs
Daily Telegraph (UK)
December 20, 2014
A high comedy that is enlivened with cynicism, loaded with dramatic irony and shot through with a suspicion of social satire.
Paul M. Bradshaw
Little White Lies
August 18, 2011
Technically brilliant and savagely funny, serial killing has never looked so much fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Keir Roper-Caldbeck
The Skinny
September 1, 2011
Shot through with pitch black humour and biting satire on both the moribund upper class and the grasping venality of the suburban middle class.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 3, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
September 27, 2002
Despite its murders and intrigues, its betrayals and blood feuds, Kind Hearts and Coronets has a dry and detached air.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Sarah Boslaugh
July 29, 2009
In a career noted for multiple characterizations, Alec Guinness had his finest hour in the dryly hilarious Ealing Studios comedy Kind Hearts and Coronets ...
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
October 15, 2002
Its dry English wit can't disguise a wonderfully wicked heart.
| Original Score: 5/5
Cole Smithey
July 27, 2010
Robert Hamer's 1949 film is an impeccable premiere example of Black Comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
March 23, 2006
Easily the most beloved and durable film from the Ealing stable.
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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
Translation to a screen comedy has been effected with a mature wit.
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
August 19, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
It's a brilliantly cynical film without a hint of middle-class guilt or bitterness.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
October 15, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
July 9, 2005
Com o típico humor repleto de cinismo da Ealing, o filme se torna inesquecível graças também às atuações de Price e Guinness (fantástico como oito personagens diferentes).
| Original Score: 5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 31, 2007
There's a surprise ending that helps make this one of Ealing's darkest comedies.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Mark Bourne
April 5, 2006
It was Voltaire, probably, who said that if Alec Guinness did not exist it would be necessary for Ealing Studios to invent him.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
August 19, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
March 10, 2006
A droll and delicious black comedy, one of the Ealing Studios' regal postwar hits.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Ben Walters
Time Out
August 17, 2011
At once a witty comedy of manners, a grotesque serial-killer caper and an acerbic satire on the class system.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 25, 2004
Wonderful. A great Guinness work.
| Original Score: 5/5
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