The Magnificent Yankee Reviews

  • Feb 08, 2016

    Not much in terms of a simple biographical plot, but it was still intriguing to see a story about a Supreme Court justice.

    Not much in terms of a simple biographical plot, but it was still intriguing to see a story about a Supreme Court justice.

  • jay n Super Reviewer
    Feb 07, 2014

    Very enjoyable bio-pic with a light touch to the material a great help from making it seem like a history lesson. Louis Calhern is simply great in the title role. He and Ann Harding have a wonderful easy camaraderie as Holmes and his wife making it believable that they are a long time married couple.

    Very enjoyable bio-pic with a light touch to the material a great help from making it seem like a history lesson. Louis Calhern is simply great in the title role. He and Ann Harding have a wonderful easy camaraderie as Holmes and his wife making it believable that they are a long time married couple.

  • Dec 15, 2013

    Delightful but uninteresting.

    Delightful but uninteresting.

  • Aug 10, 2010

    Fairly dull. While I realise that Oliver Wendell Holmes jr was a great and influencial man, and the movie linearly and faithfully recounts his Supreme Court days, the movie doesn't really capture what made him great. In addition the oldy-worldy gentileness and pleasantries cause this movie to not age well, and make it fairly boring.

    Fairly dull. While I realise that Oliver Wendell Holmes jr was a great and influencial man, and the movie linearly and faithfully recounts his Supreme Court days, the movie doesn't really capture what made him great. In addition the oldy-worldy gentileness and pleasantries cause this movie to not age well, and make it fairly boring.