The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp Reviews
January 14, 2021
Colonel Blimp manages to be both leisurely and exciting. It is definitely worth seeing.
December 16, 2020
[A] profound and moving meditation on friendship and honour, patriotism and growing old.
November 16, 2020
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp remains a monumental feature, ripe with still relevant themes and classic Technicolor beauty.
August 6, 2019
It's a heartbreaking study of aging and obsolescence in the face of modernity, but also a paean to a generation of heroes.
March 26, 2016
says something wonderful about who we are when we're at our best.
February 16, 2016
Each individual part is carefully built up and the film as a whole (if a trifle unsatisfying in retrospect) repays the evident care which has been lavished upon it.
June 20, 2015
Maybe the most essentially, urgently British of the 21 films Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger made together.
May 22, 2013
The rarest of cinematic treasures: a historical epic that is also intensely personal and emotionally earnest.
February 18, 2013
The greatest of all British films, the greatest film about Britishness
May 20, 2012
Arguably the finest British film made during the second world war...
May 18, 2012
Blimp is a film that gives us musical mischief, marvellous moustaches, poignancy and peculiarity in droves.
May 17, 2012
This glorious film is about the greatest mystery of all: how old people were once young, and how young people are in the process of becoming old.
May 14, 2012
A wonderful salute to British decency and a touching portrait of a friendship that bridges national boundaries.
May 10, 2012
Its status as a national treasure is assured, thanks to Roger Livesey's protean lead turn, Deborah Kerr's three incarnations of his ideal woman and the mastery of the medium that typified The Archers at their height.
November 15, 2011
A 1943 Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger collaboration so unambiguously satirizing the military mind-set that Prime Minister Winston Churchill tried to have it banned.
November 13, 2011
Few British films from this period seem to mythologize the pre-war period of Churchill's youth and early career quite as potently.
January 16, 2009
It's a blatant bit of World War II propaganda and very talky, although with an undeniable spirit and some Lubitsch-like comic passages.
December 30, 2006