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This is classic Capracorn.
Frank Capra's Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is going to be the big movie explosion of the year, and reviewers are going to think twice and think sourly before they'll want to put it down for the clumsy and irritating thing it is.
One of the finest and consistently interesting dramas of the season.
Quintessential Capra - popular wish-fulfilment served up with such fast-talking comic panache that you don't have time to question its cornball idealism.
Mr. Smith is one of the best shows of the year. More fun, even, than the Senate itself.
It's Capra's genuine sense of hope that buoys the film and leaves the audience invigorated to go out and fight a good fight no matter what the odds.
It isn't a political film at all. In fact, it draws its power from its simple underdog story and its modern resonance from the fact that little has changed since then.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington remains one of the quintessential films about American politics to this very day.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is so far the best Hollywood picture of the year. It is pleasant to be able to say this without if's and but's.
Wonderful classic movie for the family.
Well, this one certainly feels fresh and relevant today, doesn't it?
It competes only with It Happened One Night for the title of Capra's most entertaining film ever.
James Stewart and Jean Arthur are both amazing in this magnificent political drama - a film still relevant when it comes to corruption and our powerless indignation reflected in an idealistic young Senator who boldly demands honor from the ones betraying their vows in Washington.
Frank Capra's tale of an idealistic, yonug junior senator's revelation about, (and subsequent revolution against) Washington's rampant corruption is among his finest (and most typical) works.
This film is easily one of the cornerstones for stories about the pure hero standing up for truth, justice, and the little guy, no matter how daunting the opposition and odds of success. It's cliched with how heartwarming and feel good, and unsurprising it all is, but nevertheless is a very great film.
Jimmy Stewart cemented his status as a legend his, and this is one of his best and archetypical roles. He really brings the feverish determination of his everyman hero to life and delivers a great guy you can't help but root for. Supporting him are notable names like Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, and Edward Arnold, among others, all of whom deliver some strong performances.
The writing is sharp, the direction strong, and the cinematography and editing are pretty top notch, especially for the time. And of course, the message is quite timeless and still relevant.
All in all, this is one of the greats. It's overly simplistic, sentimental, and idealistic, but we do need films like this, and I will always defend Capra and his work for this reason, even if I don't want to watch this sort of thing all the time.
I could watch this movie a million times and still get chills when he won't yield. The only film I really feel like deserves a standing ovation when the credits roll.
A classic film, among the all-time best. Perfect and timeless.
The ending is one of my all-time favorite movie scenes. Powerful, almost depressing...you forget it's a movie. Jimmy Stewart gives an astounding performance, also one of my favorite performances in a movie.
Nominated for 11 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director Frank Capra, and Best Actor James Stewart.
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