The Quiet Man - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Quiet Man Reviews

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Manny Farber
The Nation
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.
Bob Grimm
Reno News and Review
May 19, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Null
October 14, 2002
Another insanely overrated "classic" which no one can remember why was once given such praise.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Time Out
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'.
Ross McIndoe
The Skinny
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
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 29, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Although not a true classic, The Quiet Man is worth more than a cursory glance, especially for those who like Wayne or would like to experience more of his work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
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
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Old-fashioned charmer for the family.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 13, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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Richard Brody
New Yorker
December 5, 2016
As much an anthropological adventure as a romantic rhapsody.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
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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Variety Staff
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.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 30, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
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
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
April 21, 2002
...old fashioned and sentimental...clearly a labor of love.
Read More | Original Score: 9/10
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
September 2, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 14, 2006
Epic romantic comedy that I believe every Irishman must have seen at least once.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Susan Granger
December 7, 2006
| Original Score: 5/5
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 29, 2008
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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