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Reviews: (3 out of 16 PAGES worth... wow...)
Notice that indeed the movie starts slow, but finishing it is definately worth it.
This is one of the Oscar best pictures that actually deserved the honor., 18 February 2001
10/10 Author: gachronicled from USA
I happened to be flipping channels today and saw this was on. Since it had been several years since I last saw it I clicked it on, but didn\'t mean to stay. As it happened, I found this film to be just as gripping now as it was before. My own kids started watching it, too, and enjoyed it - which was even more satisfying for me considering the kind of current junk they\'re used to. No, this is not an action-packed thriller, nor are there juicy love scenes between Abrahams and his actress girlfriend. There is no \"colorful\" language to speak of; no politically correct agenda underlying its tale of a Cambridge Jew and Scottish Christian.
This is a story about what drives people internally - what pushes them to excel or at least to make the attempt to do so. It is a story about personal and societal values, loyalty, faith, desire to be accepted in society and healthy competition without the utter selfishness that characterizes so much of the athletic endeavors of our day. Certainly the characters are not alike in their motivation, but the end result is the same as far as their accomplishments.
My early adolescent son (whose favorite movies are all of the Star Wars movies and The Matrix) couldn\'t stop asking questions throughout the movie he was so hooked. It was a great educational opportunity as well as entertainment. If you\'ve never seen this film or it\'s been a long time, I recommend it unabashedly, regardless of the labels many have tried to give it for being slow-paced or causing boredom. In addition to the great story - based on real people and events - the photography and the music are fabulous and moving. It\'s no mistake that this movie has been spoofed and otherwise stolen from in the last twenty years - it\'s an unforgettable movie and in my opinion its bashers
are those who hate Oscar winners on principle or who don\'t like the philosophies espoused by its protagonists.
It IS A Big Deal, In More Ways Than One, 2 November 2005
9/10 Author: ccthemovieman-1 from Lockport, NY, United States
I had never seen this movie until the fall of 1997 and after watching 40 minutes wondered, \"What\'s the big deal?\" Well, the second half of the film and then subsequent viewings have done more than just answer my question.
It\'s one of the RARE movies in the past 30 years which portrays a Christian in a positive light. Ian Charleson does a convincing job of portraying a 100 percent sincerely good man who walks the talk.
In here is also a good portrayal of a Jewish man, a student at Cambridge, acted well by Ben Cross. This man is too defensive about being Jewish and carries a chip on his shoulder until the end where he comes out a hero and a fine man as well, the bitterness gone.
The story of those two men and their quest for a gold medal at the 1924 Olympics in France makes for an inspiring film. It\'s also aided by very nice photography and a wonderful score by Vangelis. A recently-issued widescreen DVD finally shows off the award-winning cinematography. The feel- good ending doesn\'t hurt, either, especially since these main characters were real-life people.
Her extraordinary beauty made Alice Krige an interesting person to watch in the film, and I wonder why she never made it as a \"big-name\" actress. Perhaps that was her decision.
In summary, a very classy film, that still lives up to its reputation.
Truly an outstanding film., 26 January 2003
9/10 Author: Julie-30 from New York City
I beg to differ with several previous reviewers. This film is neither bland nor is it solely about professionalism vs. amateurism.
This film is about what drives people to do what they do. Eric Liddell (Ian Charleson) runs for the glory of God, whereas Harold Abrahams (Ben Cross) runs to prove his worth to a society that was anti-Semitic. Even though they run for different reasons, their drive and determination spur them on. They stand up for what they believe in and refuse to sacrifice their principles because it is the easy way out.
The supporting cast is also extraordinary, with Nigel Havers, Nicholas Farrell, Ian Holm and Sir John Gielgud all making important contributions to the final product.
There is absolutely nothing unnecessary in this film. The writing, the direction, the acting, the dialogue are all outstanding. And then there\'s that haunting score.
Once again, this is truly an outstanding film. One with universal themes that transcend time and place.