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The Molly Maguires Reviews

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June 20, 2008
Do NOT mess with immigrant Irish coal miners!
May 23, 2008
a gritty, realistic drama that was very underrated at the time. makes you think differently of sean connery. features some nice symbolic cinematography too. never goes for the jugular, but very solid all around.
May 4, 2008
I Disagree, matthew. Great Actors, Great subject matter, Poor execution...

It could be done today and make billions
March 28, 2008
At times it's a little slow but there are some really great moments and both Harris and Connery deliver good performances. Harris' character never fully made the turn I expected, which I appreciate.
February 27, 2008
Good story, boring movie.
½ November 6, 2007
this was a pretty good movie. a little boring in parts, but otherwise a very good movie about the trials and tribulations of coal miners in PA
September 25, 2007
19th century Irish coal miners wage class war.
August 27, 2007
The opening is a masterpiece: No dialogue, but such a story is told.
July 31, 2007
i watched this flick 2day and i think it was terrible
July 11, 2007
very well done, if you like historic, based-on-true history short of stories. This was kinda an older North Country.
½ July 10, 2007
A good film about a group of imigrant Scottish mine workers and the coal company who take advantage of them. Doesn't cheat you at the end.
June 27, 2007
A very good spy/social drama. Richard Harris and Sean Connery in particular are very good. This is a hard movie to find but if you can find it, definitely get it because it is a lesser known gem of a movie.
June 17, 2007
Greatest immigrant movie ever. Period.
June 8, 2007
Good film, just did a thesis on the Molly Maguires and the film makes interesting points
½ September 1, 2006
Very good - Sean Connery does so well in this film on the Irish settlers in America - Harris is once again, the best any actor could possibly be in taking his role.
June 23, 2006
When this film made its now famous failure in the box office, Paramount Pictures had just been bought out by Gulf Western Industries in 1966 and were looking for a bold new direction in the studio. Needless to say, these kinds of results were not satisfactory and it was no surprise by then that the awards were not flowing as they had only decades before.

Regardless of certain exceptions (Godfather I & II, Harold and Maude and last but not least, Nashville) they began to fall and films like this were of the cause. Though ambitious, full of lively dialogue and strong performances - it is an average reproduction of the American Irish gangs and the long since abandoned issues of the mining obstacles for the immigrants.

With no side to chose from as every character seems more or less rotten and chaotic, the film simply does not have an audience nor a real genre to acquire thus it floats abyss in the Hollywood vaults of forgotten failures, sometimes also considered the hall of 'could-have-been-greats'.
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