Mrs. Miniver Reviews

April 2, 2021
It is simple and plain, sometimes deeply sentimental, sometimes oddly moving, and it will have a wide and prolonged appeal.
April 2, 2021
Its power is through suggestion. Its drama is conveyed with that fascination which Is inherent in a narrative told through induction, rather than obviously.
April 2, 2021
Never has there been a picture which pulses so strongly and so vibrantly of real, authentic life.
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.
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.
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 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.
December 12, 2006
The most famous and perhaps most effective propaganda film of 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.
May 20, 2003
Certainly it is the finest film yet made about the present war, and a most exalting tribute to the British, who have taken it gallantly.
June 4, 1942
It's one of a few highly regarded contemporaneous motion pictures to deal frankly with the domestic aspects of World War II.