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Mrs. Miniver

Mrs. Miniver

1942
Romance
Drama
2h 14m
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Avg Percentile 60.43% from 406 total ratings

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Rated 11 Feb 2015
70
51st
Decent little WWII-era propaganda film with a fantastic performance from Greer Garson.
Rated 06 Dec 2013
70
57th
Old-fashioned tearjerker praising quiet courage and sacrifice in times of hardship. The stiff upper lip of the whole thing is severely dated today, but Greer Garson and especially Teresa Wright is excellent. Would recommend The Best Years of Our Lives over this, though.
Rated 05 Jul 2010
85
81st
Occasional bits of forgivable propaganda aside, this is a wonderful home front for the war effort film. Great performances, the requisite class commentary on British society, and some genuine tension that mostly avoids falling into predictable traps.
Rated 08 Jan 2021
92
92nd
Even though it's a Best Picture winner I think it's a bit underrated. It's a slice of life war film, if such a genre exists. The thing that really makes it great for me is the acting and chemistry between the characters. The sincerity seems real. There are some propaganda moments, perhaps, but looking back from a modern lens I don't see how you can fault it for showing terror caused by Germany.
Rated 18 May 2011
72
41st
Over rated with a slow beginning. None of the players are particularly good, and that snobbish lady Beldon is unbearable. This movie is only worth watching if your out to see anything that's won more than one Oscar--even if it doesn't deserve it.
Rated 02 Nov 2011
70
65th
Begins sweet, ends sad. I've seen better weepies, though. Still, quite interesting to see a film about WW2 made while it was going on.
Rated 12 Feb 2012
70
40th
Mrs. Miniver is a good look at a family going through life in war-torn England after the outbreak of WWII, but some of it is as mundane as probably much of life was during that time. Besides sitting and waiting to see what happens next, I don't imagine there was a whole lot going on. There is a particularly good scene where the family is holed up in some type of shack, attempting to do normal, casual activities and keep up appearances while bombs drop all around them.
Rated 14 Mar 2019
84
23rd
84.00
Rated 11 Aug 2014
95
92nd
The source of the movie's warm, affectionate spirit is its portrayal of the leisurely, unsuspecting life lived by the characters. As German occupation looms, their community seems so diplomatic that the idea of the SS disruption is intensely real to us, tragic. Winston Churchill himself claimed with complete confidence that this film did more to raise the morale of British troops "than a fleet of destroyers."
Rated 29 Apr 2020
60
62nd
Rich People Problems. Beginning reminded me of The Magnificent Ambersons especially with the know-it-all punk of a son. Unsatisfactorily evolves to Oscar-winning war propaganda. The German pilot plot was particularly bad. Nowadays war is distant but I imagine even rich people saw an existentialist threat. Poor Mrs. Belton. Fav scene: Teresa Wright's character matching wits with the boy and calling him out for being all talk, though the movie pointedly guides such talkers to join the military.
Rated 30 Sep 2020
70
90th
"Mrs. Miniver" is an entertaining movie that works because each character is so well developed. Top-notch performances all around
Rated 06 Nov 2020
75
64th
At least they tried with their accents
Rated 02 Mar 2021
78
37th
Greer Garson effortlessly works as the film's heart and soul. A simple expression from her can speak volumes. As a piece of war propaganda, it's highly compelling, and it's not difficult to understand the plight of ordinary people asking to be more dutiful from themselves and their peers—especially now in historical retrospect when we know the breadth of the evil that marched toward them.
Rated 17 Jul 2021
80
78th
Like an "updated" Dickensian novel, this sprawling saga generally follows a middle-class British family (and those who come in contact with it) at the beginning of World War II. The little moments are nice if melodramatic (and, at times, entirely propaganda). On the whole, it feels a little empty, but I didn't have that feeling while watching it, even though I prefer movies with a little more plot.
Rated 05 Jun 2022
76
57th
Rosa da Esperança estreava há 80 anos em New York. Wyler é um dos meus cineastas favoritos da old Hollywood, mas não sei, esse aí é apenas razoável comparado às suas obras-primas genuínas. Sem falar que sempre acho um pecado fotografar em preto e branco a beleza ruiva da Greer Garson, aqui fica ainda mais pecaminoso porque perdemos a comparação entre a rosa vermelha e ela. No DailyMotion ( https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7y696s )
Rated 23 Apr 2023
55
74th
#23#, rw2, story, ratings, Project 100-80-60-40-20"-1942#5
Rated 16 Jul 2023
93
95th
The genre bending feels totally fresh, not to mention the costuming and Greer Garson serving nonstop face.
Rated 27 Oct 2018
70
96th
Mrs. Miniver (1942) delivers a highly crafted drama about a English family trying to adjust during the early years of war. Greer Garson was excellent. Loved the scene with the German invader and her explaining it to her husband later on! While it was a great movie, it didn't really touch the higher notes with me. Too much a happy family being happy and making the usual decisions about the war. Won 6 Oscars, so it was a big hit when it was released.
Rated 21 Sep 2017
82
93rd
Oh, the humanity...
Rated 16 Mar 2008
52
11th
For me this amounted to little more then propoganda. I'm sure that in the day it was very uplifting and sold a lot of war bonds but it doesn't stand up as a great movie.
Rated 29 Dec 2012
79
48th
This Best Picture winner is very much of its time, but its portrait of a British family during the early days of WW2 remains warmly evocative, and there are lovely moments of character and mood; the scene of the Minivers in their air-raid shelter is a subtle little gem. To be sure, there are dry spots, and some of the more interesting characters get too little screentime, but the solid performances (Richard Ney's dodgy accent notwithstanding) and William Wyler's direction carry one through.
Rated 14 Oct 2012
80
54th
An odd war film that follows a materialistic middle class family in small town England. It's extremely well made and has a great cast (Teresa Wright is stunning as always), but the story is very slight and melodramatic. Wyler did far superior work four years later with The Best Years of Our Lives.
Rated 02 Mar 2011
80
72nd
I just wish that that pesky Walter Pidgeon would go away and leave me and Greer alone together. *sigh*
Rated 03 Oct 2010
95
93rd
One of the best war dramas ever made. Greer Garson is outstanding.
Rated 24 Apr 2010
9
98th
A brilliant piece of wartime propaganda and a wonderful film.
Rated 31 Jan 2010
75
27th
Stiff-upper-lip wartime film about Britain looks very dated today. Greer Garson is luminous, but her Mrs. Mininver's nobility--entirely the fault of the script--becomes cloying.
Rated 07 Jun 2009
5
81st
The face of Greer Garson is a wondrous thing and all anyone should need - this is how you make propaganda work.
Rated 10 May 2008
65
73rd
Good film.

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