The Quiet Man Reviews

July 24, 2019
The Quiet Man is John Ford's best picture since The Informer, but much, much funnier.
December 5, 2016
As much an anthropological adventure as a romantic rhapsody.
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
John Ford's 1952 Oscar winner is a tribute to an Ireland that exists only in the imaginations of songwriters and poets like Ford.
Top Critic
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'.
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.
November 13, 2002
It may be a bit underrated now.
April 17, 2001
April 17, 2001
Wayne and O'Hara create a fine rapport, with good performances that build to a truly satisfying climax.
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.