Sometimes a Great Notion (Never Give an Inch) 1971

Sometimes a Great Notion

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A family of independent Oregon loggers refuses to participate in a local strike against the big lumber companies.

Cast & Crew

Paul Newman
Hank Stamper
Henry Fonda
Henry Stamper
Lee Remick
Viv Stamper
Michael Sarrazin
Leeland Stamper
Richard Jaeckel
Joe Ben Stamper
Linda Lawson
Jan Stamper
Cliff Potts
Andy Stamper
Sam Gilman
John Stamper
Roy Jenson
Howie Elwood
Joe Maross
Floyd Evenwrite
Paul Newman
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John Gay
Screenwriter
Henry Mancini
Original Music
Richard Moore
Cinematographer
Bob Wyman
Film Editor
William Kiernan
Set Decoration
Edith Head
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Critic Reviews for Sometimes a Great Notion (Never Give an Inch)

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  • A New Hollywood movie suffused in Old Hollywood values.

    November 1, 2011 | Full Review…
  • It's not a classic, in the sense of being perfectly formed. But the craft work is one of a kind.

    November 1, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The result is rather good -- a sort of contemporary 'western' in the timber territory.

    June 17, 2008 | Full Review…

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  • Newman's handling of the outdoor scenes, especially those involving work, is -- like his own acting -- restrained but powerfully evocative.

    January 26, 2006 | Full Review…
  • Surprisingly effective.

    May 9, 2005 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Newman starts tunneling under the material, coming up with all sorts of things we didn't quite expect, and along the way he proves himself as a director of sympathy and a sort of lyrical restraint.

    October 23, 2004 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Sometimes a Great Notion (Never Give an Inch)

  • Feb 24, 2011
    Okay but overlong logging drama would have benefitted by being a half hour shorter. Has a fine cast, with Lee Remick giving the best performance even though her screen time is limited, but they don't have enough to work with. It just should have been more involving.
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