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The Battle of the River Plate (Pursuit of the Graf Spee) Reviews

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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
The battle sequences, in which the lightweight British cruisers close in on the Graf Spee and force the enemy to take shelter in Montevideo harbor, are powerful, exciting and technically impressive.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
January 28, 2006
Give the British filmmakers a good, rousing subject from their own naval history and they're almost certain to come up with a picture that proudly bespeaks the courage and audacity of a hero breed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Powell and Pressburger's final collaboration as The Archers was also, perhaps, their dullest.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Though it's mostly a waiting game, the film is tense and involving, thanks to Powell's fluid shifting of the point of view.