A Majority of One Reviews

  • Oct 10, 2017

    If you can ignore the miscasting, it's a charming movie.

    If you can ignore the miscasting, it's a charming movie.

  • Sep 28, 2017

    beautiful scenery and acting

    beautiful scenery and acting

  • Feb 17, 2016

    Between a 6/10 and 7/10, A Majority of One is as relevant today as it was when it was first released in 1961.

    Between a 6/10 and 7/10, A Majority of One is as relevant today as it was when it was first released in 1961.

  • Aug 26, 2014

    Poorly cast with Alec Guiness as a Japanese character, the movie has some funny Jewish moments and stereotypes.

    Poorly cast with Alec Guiness as a Japanese character, the movie has some funny Jewish moments and stereotypes.

  • Jun 04, 2014

    On the face of it, you wouldn't think this word work--these stars, this plot, this period--but it does, and quite well. Both leads are exceptional. If you're looking for history and conflict, this one isn't for you. But if you want to feel a warm sense of satisfaction and pleasure, you'll be happy you decided to watch.

    On the face of it, you wouldn't think this word work--these stars, this plot, this period--but it does, and quite well. Both leads are exceptional. If you're looking for history and conflict, this one isn't for you. But if you want to feel a warm sense of satisfaction and pleasure, you'll be happy you decided to watch.

  • Oct 13, 2013

    A true delight from start to finish.

    A true delight from start to finish.

  • Jul 28, 2013

    A predictable pleasure, but nothing groundbreaking. Eddie drove me nuts.

    A predictable pleasure, but nothing groundbreaking. Eddie drove me nuts.

  • Mar 01, 2012

    Kind of a strange film, took me awhile to realize Alec Guinness is supposed to be acting a japanese man -- when his accent is totally wrong and he does not resemble a japanese in any way. Decent film otherwise.

    Kind of a strange film, took me awhile to realize Alec Guinness is supposed to be acting a japanese man -- when his accent is totally wrong and he does not resemble a japanese in any way. Decent film otherwise.

  • Mar 01, 2012

    interting study prejudice

    interting study prejudice

  • Jun 01, 2011

    A Majority of One stars Rosalind Russell and Alec Guinness, and I do have to agree with those that say they were both miscast in this film - especially Guinness who plays a Japanese man. The movie for it's time gets a nod for a film about prejudices between race and cultures, but then they cast an Englishman (Guinness) with his eyes taped back to look slanted and an not so great Japanese accent. The story of a Jewish widow (Russell) and a Japanese widower (Guinness) who meet on a cruise ship. Her son-in-law is headed to Japan with his mother-n-law and wife where he is going to do some business with the Japanese gentleman that Guinness plays and he and his wife are unhappy when Russell and Guinness become romantic. It's a light comedy but with a well pointed point of view.

    A Majority of One stars Rosalind Russell and Alec Guinness, and I do have to agree with those that say they were both miscast in this film - especially Guinness who plays a Japanese man. The movie for it's time gets a nod for a film about prejudices between race and cultures, but then they cast an Englishman (Guinness) with his eyes taped back to look slanted and an not so great Japanese accent. The story of a Jewish widow (Russell) and a Japanese widower (Guinness) who meet on a cruise ship. Her son-in-law is headed to Japan with his mother-n-law and wife where he is going to do some business with the Japanese gentleman that Guinness plays and he and his wife are unhappy when Russell and Guinness become romantic. It's a light comedy but with a well pointed point of view.