The Man in the White Suit Reviews

September 14, 2019
Shows what the extraordinary Alec Guinness can bring to a role.
October 30, 2018
The film is a paean to individualism, dreamers and pioneers, and seems to advocate that, fundamentally, society functions best on an equilibrium between capital and labour.
February 6, 2018
The picture is very enjoyable. Its observation of people, its carefully sustained tempo, its apt incidental thrusts. have real individuality and distinction.
November 10, 2012
That Stratton proves so unable to resist his hubris surely provides the film with a cautionary subtext, but this is beautifully complicated by an ending that denies the possibility of rehabilitation.
July 16, 2012
Clever and witty, this Oscar-nominated British comedy displays the talents of Alec Guinness long before he became an international star with Bridge on the River Kwai.
May 23, 2011
Alec Guinness' sharp bird nose and watery eyes helped him play characters who were misfits on the margins of society. He made for a kindly but stubborn rebel in the Ealing comedies.
February 12, 2009
A witty Ealing Studios satirical mad scientist comedy that concerns itself with modern day societal and technological problems.
April 6, 2006
While on the surface it's a comic fable with a sense of humor as dry as a cracker, the movie possesses a sharp edge that rises like a shark fin above the natty British drollery.
September 16, 2005
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September 11, 2003
Clever Ealing comedy, though perhaps not as great as its legend.
January 1, 2000