Mrs. Miniver Reviews

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January 22, 2020
There is nothing left for the critic at this point but to corroborate all that has been said of it, to add his own warmest words of acclaim
January 22, 2020
Indirectly, the film is superb propaganda. Directly, it is absorbing, heart-shaking entertainment, in which a perfectly chosen cast appreciates every scene.
January 22, 2020
Mrs. Miniver is high-grade entertainment with a great appeal to national pride. But to claim-perhaps because of its subject matter-that it is the finest film in twenty-five years is but to perpetuate Hollywood's hyperbole and ignore past masterpieces.
September 16, 2019
What we are shown is a lived and felt reality in all its horrors. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 15, 2019
Mrs. Miniver eventually settles down to be a well-made and quite conventional war-film.
February 17, 2015
Under Sidney Franklin's watchful supervision and William Wyler's masterly direction the story has become the most stirring, heart-clutching picture of our times.
January 14, 2014
Mrs Miniver as a whole certainly is very silly sometimes... and yet, and yet. Sometimes through its sheer unselfconscious earnestness, it packs a punch.
January 14, 2014
[A] superb wartime melodrama.
February 17, 2009
That almost impossible feat, a great war picture that photographs the inner meaning, instead of the outward realism of World War II.
February 17, 2009
Regardless of its Hollywood trappings, this remains one of the best movies about a brave era in British history.
February 20, 2008
Winning WW II story of british pluck that manages to side-step the propaganda trap.
January 28, 2008
A poignant story of the joys and sorrows, the humor and pathos of middle-class family life in wartime England.
May 4, 2007
Plays out as a soap opera melodrama about a gracious family handling the wartime strife with aplomb.
December 12, 2006
Frightfully nice, it's like war at teatime.
December 12, 2006
The most famous and perhaps most effective propaganda film of World War II.
October 17, 2006
A powerful performance from Greer Garson brings to light a disappointing time in British history just prior to and including its involvement in World War II.
February 9, 2006
Classic soap opera in which good old British understatement has a field day, everybody is frightfully nice, and sentimentality is wrapped up in yards of tasteful gloss.
December 12, 2005
Franklin Roosevelt, who loved the movie, put pressure on MGM to release the film earlier than planned, but playwright Lillian Hellman told director Wyler, "Willie you have made a piece of crap." Even so, the film won Best Picture Oscar.
August 24, 2004
An effective piece of wartime cinematic propaganda that helped defeat the Nazis.
April 16, 2004
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