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TV Guide
February 25, 2013
At once topical and enduring, this powerful drama influenced by the social realism of the British documentary greatly enhanced the growing reputation of Reed, then a young director.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Time Out
July 6, 2010
Some two decades before the Kitchen Sink cinema of the British New Wave, Carol Reed made this serious, committed film about life in a northern mining community.
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Variety Staff
July 6, 2010
There are some gaps where treatment is not on par with dramatic situation.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 1, 2010
The classic b/w film is rich in detail and atmosphere of mining life.
Full Review | Original Score: B

May 24, 2003
[An] utterly compelling mix of social realism and highly crafted cinematic art.
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Theodore Strauss
New York Times
May 21, 2003
In The Stars Look Down Mr. Reed has made a film to be remembered in this or any other season.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Keith H. Brown
Eye for Film
February 24, 1940
A well-mounted piece of filmmaking, with Reed drawing good performances from a talented cast and handling most scenes, particularly the nail-biting tragic/predictable climax, well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Emanuel Levy
June 16, 2005
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