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The Quiet Man Reviews

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December 5, 2016
As much an anthropological adventure as a romantic rhapsody.
October 27, 2016
The film's saucy mix of comedy and melodrama is one of its greatest charms, although it can give you whiplash from time to time, especially if you're not used to Ford's brand of broad, back-slapping comedy
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 13, 2016
Highly endearing even as it shows its age... filled with gorgeous shots and without a single wasted frame.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 5, 2012
[The script] tends to resolve its problems by having the cast embrace, fraternity-brother fashion, and break out into full-throated ballads.
October 25, 2011
John Ford certainly has a right to some Irish blarney
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 15, 2011
John Ford may be the first director to make me like John Wayne.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 28, 2010
Old-fashioned charmer for the family.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 8, 2008
Brilliantly photographed romantic comedy.
March 11, 2008
This is an amusing The Taming of the Shrew type comedy handled with a professional softness of touch by all concerned.
March 11, 2008
This is a robust romantic drama of a native-born's return to Ireland. Director John Ford took cast and cameras to Ireland to tell the story [by Maurice Walsh] against actual backgrounds.
March 11, 2008
Ideal Sunday afternoon fare.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 11, 2008
John Ford's 1952 Oscar winner is a tribute to an Ireland that exists only in the imaginations of songwriters and poets like Ford.
November 2, 2007
One of John Ford's best pictures is also his most overtly romantic saga, set against picaresque Ireland, with top-notch turns from John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
April 30, 2007
Ford shot on location in Ireland in dazzling Technicolor (with bold, sparkling greens), and came up with one of his most enjoyable, full-bodied films.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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June 24, 2006
The illusion/reality theme underlying immigrant boxer Wayne's return from America to County Galway is soon swamped within a vibrant community of stage-Irish 'types'.
January 14, 2006
Epic romantic comedy that I believe every Irishman must have seen at least once.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 21, 2003
One of the greatest love stories of all time. Ford's direction is brilliant; O'Hara is beautiful; the cinematography is dazzling, and the brawl between Wayne and McLaglan at the finale is a comic treasure. A must-see.
| Original Score: 5/5
May 20, 2003
Let's face it. Mr. Ford is in love with Ireland, as is his cast, and they give us a fine, gay time while they're about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 14, 2002
Another insanely overrated "classic" which no one can remember why was once given such praise.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
April 25, 2002
Maureen O'Hara, born in Ireland, was never more ravishing than here on her home ground.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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