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Breaking the Sound Barrier (The Sound Barrier) Reviews

May 1, 2013
The aerodynamic issues in the movie may now be antiquated, but the excitement and beauty of early jet aviation are still irresistible.
May 1, 2013
This must be said about this picture: it soars far above its clumsy tag and it comes pretty close to being the most exalting of contemporary films.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
May 1, 2013
Unfortunately, Terence Rattigan's script, while solidly structured, never probes beyond the basic conceit that an obsession which works towards the glory of mankind in general may wreak havoc on private lives.
May 1, 2013
Public excitement over jet travel helped make David Lean's 1952 British feature a big hit, though its science doesn't wash and its majestic aerial sequences are uneasily wedded to a starchy familial drama.
February 23, 2012
Technically, artistically and emotionally, this is a topflight British offering.