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A man invents a fabric that won't get dirty or wear out, but he seems to have made more enemies than friends in the process... (imdb)

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The Man in the White Suit belongs to 36 collections
1. They Shoot Pictures 1,000 Greatest Films (2008 revision) (public: moderated by Scottathon - 34 stars)
2. Features under 91 minutes (public: moderated by epiphany - 34 stars)
3. They Shoot Pictures 1,000 Greatest Films (2010 revision) (public: moderated by MMAlpha - 29 stars)
4. Netflix Instant (public: moderated by somnivore - 27 stars)
5. They Shoot Pictures 1,000 Greatest Films (2014 revision) (public: moderated by Jehan - 26 stars)
6. They Shoot Pictures 1,000 Greatest Films (2012 revision) (public: moderated by PeaceAnarchy - 23 stars)
7. They Shoot Pictures' Recommended Viewing (public: moderated by Cinephile - 15 stars)
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9. They Shoot Pictures 1,000 Greatest Films (2011 revision) (public: moderated by PeaceAnarchy - 13 stars)
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Nov 08 Warren Warren
76T4
Oct 16 FreddieQuell FreddieQuell
80T8
Aug 23 birrups
86T6
Aug 21 mucow mucow
69T7
Jun 19 bjrobillard bjrobillard
84T8
Mar 12 Rey
81T8
Mar 11 RYM_byrates RYM-byrates
73T9
Feb 11 Buff
65T10
Feb 01 eassin
53T4
Jan 14 cshadows2887
88T4
Jan 12 perenstrom
20T2
Dec 23, 2016 robochaa
80T7
Nov 21, 2016 mathiasa
100T10
Nov 18, 2016 Ronin22
65T8
Nov 16, 2016 scififan87
76T9
Oct 05, 2016 themadelf66 themadelf66
72T5
Sep 30, 2016 M-B-M
7T8
Sep 12, 2016 opiumden opium_den
92T5
Aug 17, 2016 bizarreeye bizarre_eye
73T8
Aug 13, 2016 aliosmanoglu
72T6
Aug 09, 2016 meliorism meliorism
70T6
Jul 13, 2016 GrimsChild GrimsChild
70T9
Jul 09, 2016 auhasarderik auhasarderik
8T8
Jul 04, 2016 Col_Needham
70T6
Jun 30, 2016 bal3x bal3x
80T9
Jun 04, 2016 Lonewolf2003
55T2
May 09, 2016 adityachundi
70T5
May 03, 2016 DLawrence
78T7
Apr 29, 2016 RoyalB
80T8
Apr 11, 2016 MRobitussin M.Robitussin
88T5
Mar 04, 2016 mraniki mraniki
70T5
Feb 14, 2016 robot2xl robot2xl
83T10
Jan 25, 2016 kennardjon
60T2
Jan 07, 2016 MUBIvotes MUBIvotes
37T7
Jan 02, 2016 exitexitquit
78T7
Dec 12, 2015 ahherdemc_ii ahherdemc
66T4
Nov 27, 2015 bohemian
75T6
Nov 27, 2015 coroner
70T7
Nov 12, 2015 CRM_114
70T6
Nov 08, 2015 theWatcher
72T4
Oct 28, 2015 Niska Niska
23T3
Oct 05, 2015 Nichololas
75T6
Aug 24, 2015 Patatuela
90T9
Aug 22, 2015 moodeuce
60T2
Aug 11, 2015 aarongxdb
94T9
Jul 31, 2015 redacted redacted
69T5
In theory this polymer based fabric is bulletproof. If it were woven into a spacesuit style & on-sold to the Allied armed forces, Britain's opposition would engage in a hastily rolled out napalm/ white phosphorus race to counter the new tech. The corporate & civil mechanisms should have sat down, thought laterally & plotted their investments/ stockpiled wisely instead of suppressing this new military break-through. It would have never seen a storefront & still be worth millions. Real capitalism.
Jul 27, 2015 sanelyidle sanelyidle
75T6
Jul 16, 2015 thirdeye42
75T7
Jun 27, 2015 MosesPray
78T5
Jun 16, 2015 sianaa
20T1
Jun 05, 2015 W Trumbull
70T6
Jun 01, 2015 anjos
100T10
May 18, 2015 zetes
80T7
May 15, 2015 chiphall72
76T7
May 10, 2015 intelearts
90T8
Apr 30, 2015 junkielee
80T8
Apr 24, 2015 si-sak
80T10
Apr 24, 2015 OldAle1
80T6
Apr 12, 2015 AliasPseudo
80T9
Mar 27, 2015 ClarkyCat
90T8
Mar 26, 2015 CinematicESP CinematicESP
78T4
Mar 18, 2015 iabpup
85T4
Mar 13, 2015 panomadgreek panomadgreek
69T5
Feb 10, 2015 Fillmore
73T5
Feb 01, 2015 kharms2
50T3
Jan 29, 2015 LosWochos
87T6
Jan 11, 2015 dormice dormice
75T6
Jan 11, 2015 tigertanaka
85T8
Jan 10, 2015 Caracortada
60T6
Dec 25, 2014 zomgmouse
90T9
Dec 11, 2014 tyoda
40T3
Dec 07, 2014 PekkaVaino
57T3
Dec 01, 2014 10kfilms
80T8
Nov 24, 2014 dourface dourface
80T9
Oct 11, 2014 telbis telbis
80T8
Oct 06, 2014 ChrisReynold ChrisReynold
70T9
Sep 21, 2014 xanderbisc xanderbisc
60T8
Sep 21, 2014 Tatanka
50T2
Sep 14, 2014 Forrester
70T6
Aug 14, 2014 Carpetgiant Carpetgiant
81T5
It feels a little strange seeing Alec Guinness wearing white instead of brown or translucent blue.
Aug 03, 2014 jackinthebox jackinthebox
60T4
Aug 03, 2014 norvaljones norval_jones
73T5
Aug 02, 2014 drh
50T4
Jul 11, 2014 cayh
70T6
May 29, 2014 TMDaines TMDaines
50T2
May 15, 2014 SadSapp
70T4
May 13, 2014 nidreu
71T4
May 06, 2014 blucthulhu
60T4
Apr 27, 2014 aurora aurora
75T8
Apr 22, 2014 mandy mandy
6T6
The mix of social comment and comedy didn't quite work for me - I cared little for any of the characters.
Apr 21, 2014 christof christof
85T8
Apr 21, 2014 toro913
67T7
Mar 26, 2014 caffe
80T8
Mar 15, 2014 bravemouth
100T10
Mar 08, 2014 peterhall peterhall
85T9
Feb 12, 2014 felixm85
70T4
Jan 22, 2014 Telemecus
80T10
Jan 19, 2014 skeller
85T6
Jan 10, 2014 Adam_P_D Adam P-D
40T4
Jan 04, 2014 ar656
80T6
Dec 25, 2013 Hangarl
90T10
Dec 07, 2013 Dicke_Taube
60T4
Dec 01, 2013 joachimt joachimt
80T9
Nov 27, 2013 HVM
60T4
Nov 20, 2013 SirRobbie SirRobbie
70T6
Nov 04, 2013 finlay
51T6
Oct 18, 2013 ExcultesRose
100T6
Oct 07, 2013 CrazieCabbie CrazieCabbie
76T9
Sep 16, 2013 Limdebois Limdebois
70T7
Sep 05, 2013 Nathan Nathan
77T7
Aug 22, 2013 netsirhc
8T9
Aug 17, 2013 jjackson80
64T7
Aug 06, 2013 Barkinson
75T9
Jul 21, 2013 katsuben
4T7
Jul 20, 2013 Razorclock Razorclock
77T5
Jul 16, 2013 donquixotic
85T10
Jul 14, 2013 soraxtm
80T8
Jul 03, 2013 karamazov karamazov.
31T4
Jul 01, 2013 Gordon_Cole Gordon Cole
63T5
Jun 14, 2013 I_am_prowler I am prowler
70T9
May 20, 2013 filmcricket
88T10
May 06, 2013 Scottathon Scottathon
76T7
Apr 03, 2013 mynameisdoug mynameisdoug
70T5
Mar 23, 2013 Jos Jos
80T7
Mar 23, 2013 Walterpoa Walterpoa
61T3
Mar 21, 2013 FMMVS
60T5
Mar 20, 2013 MVSCH
50T1
Mar 20, 2013 MVSCH2
50T1
Mar 12, 2013 ave
55T7
Feb 24, 2013 flund
26T5
Feb 13, 2013 Batmite
70T7
Feb 07, 2013 Spuzzwick Spuzzwick
80
Let it be known...I love Alec Guinness. His role in this movie is subtly brilliant. The social commentary is so on the money, the acting so solid, the direction so perfect, and the gags so funny that it's a near perfect movie. It's not entirely perfect of course. Its plot drags a bit during its second half (A lot of stuffed suits running around like stooges). Guinness' character, his invention, and the cynical humor are the main highlights. A '80' I say!
Jan 31, 2013 finney28
80T9
Dec 18, 2012 Sinuhet
90T9
Dec 02, 2012 Kongald Kongald
82T9
Nov 29, 2012 Sinemaestro Amadeus
80T10
Brilliant satire of industrial society. in the same class with Metropolis and Modern Times.
Nov 18, 2012 PatsLondon Pats_London
71T4
Oct 24, 2012 Ronin21
83T9
Oct 18, 2012 parmesan parmesan
79T7
Oct 10, 2012 bones_r
80T8
Sep 27, 2012 revolverjgw
80T5
Sep 12, 2012 JM1138
66T5
Sep 11, 2012 wavylips
73T3
Aug 24, 2012 darkman darkman
74T7
Jul 28, 2012 JJ1986 JJ1986
80T10
Jul 16, 2012 bhoyo
76T5
Jun 24, 2012 Wulf
70T7
Jun 20, 2012 izukaitz
80T6
Jun 08, 2012 Mochard Mochard
60T6
May 31, 2012 debaser1985
77T9
May 31, 2012 gregmnewman
70T3
Apr 27, 2012 borislugosi borislugosi
75T7
Apr 12, 2012 Varcour
55T7
Mar 17, 2012 NRM02
55T5
Mar 14, 2012 jodamico jodamico
76T6
Mar 04, 2012 guvolefou guvolefou
78T7
Feb 26, 2012 Dunstan_xxx Dunstan-xxx
89T10
Feb 19, 2012 filmmedes
90T10
Feb 12, 2012 daviddevries daviddevries
95T10
Feb 12, 2012 T86g
81T4
Feb 12, 2012 darbsnave
100T7
Feb 02, 2012 pzingg
80T3
Jan 28, 2012 Sduck25
10T4
Jan 28, 2012 verbals verbals
85T9
Dec 08, 2011 Veterini Veterini
76T6
Dec 02, 2011 theyshoot11
57T2
#859
Nov 02, 2011 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
65T8
Oct 29, 2011 konor konor
74T6
Jul 16, 2011 Barthalen Barthalen
72T7
Just a harmless little film about scientific progress versus capitalism. Guinness is charming and the story, though simple, never bogs down.
Jun 12, 2011 VinegarBob VinegarBob
65T5
Jun 12, 2011 OwenE73
72T8
May 31, 2011 authorial
70T3
May 22, 2011 GSRLondon
90T7
May 17, 2011 kangadoodoo kangadoodoo
55T5
Apr 18, 2011 ProperChas
74T8
Apr 17, 2011 Antares Antares
78T8
Apr 03, 2011 driscarpin driscarpin
84T8
Apr 03, 2011 LetsGoEatHuh LetsGoEatHuh
50T5
Mar 01, 2011 elephantman
79T7
Feb 19, 2011 msvarjak
50T8
Feb 08, 2011 Bavafreak
90T9
Jan 19, 2011 mightysparks mightysparks
45T3
Jan 14, 2011 MrHedgepig MrHedgepig
90T7
Jan 13, 2011 jonfoto
83T7
Jan 04, 2011 HKnight
100T9
Oct 23, 2010 screentime
84T10
Oct 13, 2010 Hailey
85T8
Sep 25, 2010 Al Chambers
90T8
Aug 28, 2010 b4con b4con
70T3
Aug 11, 2010 IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
75T7
Jul 30, 2010 rafaelbastos rafaelbastos
68T3
Jul 14, 2010 Deadmarsh Deadmarsh
70T6
Jun 29, 2010 rudolf55
90T8
Jun 20, 2010 Malcym
6T6
May 06, 2010 Gody85 Gody85
60T8
Apr 26, 2010 frg frg
5T5
Apr 16, 2010 thecensor the_censor
0T6
Mar 10, 2010 wavymouth
82T4
Mar 03, 2010 jeffv jeff_v
71T7
Feb 02, 2010 billkerwin billkerwin
81T5
Neat little Guinness moral tale with a believable, although fantastic, premise.
Feb 01, 2010 empire434
92T10
Jan 24, 2010 guillemd
100T8
Jan 18, 2010 ozufan
86T7
Jan 15, 2010 theyshoot10
60T3
805
Jan 10, 2010 gloryhornet
60T6
Jan 09, 2010 kastenm kastenm
87T10
Jan 03, 2010 sirphibes sirphibes
86T9
Dec 26, 2009 monocle monocle
74T5
Dec 25, 2009 timoA timoA
86T6
Dec 04, 2009 Seryxa Seryxa
100T10
Brilliant satirical comedy played as farce and put together with meticulous cinematic counterpoint, so that every moment counts and all concerned give of their very best.
Nov 23, 2009 bb9159
84T6
Nov 15, 2009 Claudius Claudius
99T7
Sep 06, 2009 dagda2
88T8
Aug 18, 2009 marsnoir
88T9
Jul 19, 2009 tnt
60T6
Jun 21, 2009 stephenbond
11T7
Jun 11, 2009 Evan Waters
87T5
Apr 13, 2009 imdb imdb
76T9
Apr 10, 2009 nexus nexus
75T7
Mar 15, 2009 Jeb Jeb
76T7
A bit overrated.
Mar 15, 2009 LPhovercraft
100T10
Mar 13, 2009 eggbeater
83T9
Mar 07, 2009 massesRasses massesRasses
76T7
Mar 07, 2009 HBOsucks
40T4
Feb 20, 2009 Luna6ix Luna6ix
66T3
WAIT...this was supposed to be a comedy. I hadn't observed anything that even looked like the intent was for it to be funny, but it was interesting, at times...I guess. No, I take it back.
Feb 10, 2009 BigEvil Nathan S
3T6
Alec Guinness is charming, and there are a few funny slapstick moments. The pros and cons of entrepreneurship theme is fairly smart, but the textile industry isn't exactly interesting. None of the characters outside of Guinness are very likable, and I especially couldn't stand Joan Greenwood.
Feb 10, 2009 JooJoo JooJoo
4T6
The subject matter fizzled to an uninteresting degree but at least the level of quality you get from the technical ranges of a Mackendrick film never falters. Barely a comedy but it offers a mild form of alternate enjoyment.
Feb 04, 2009 FitFortDanga MartinTeller
75T6
Another solid Ealing Studios comedy. Like the others, I found it more "amusing" than "funny", but that's fine. I enjoyed it as a quick & easy watch, and it's well-constructed with yet another fine performance from Alec Guinness. Like I'm All Right Jack, it touches on a sensitive issue (in this case, scientific progress vs. social & economic welfare) without taking sides. Just when you think it's about to sway too uncomfortably to one side, it makes a case for the other.
Dec 19, 2008 theyshoot08
57T2
861
Oct 31, 2008 filmaffinity filmaffinity
73T9
Aug 06, 2008 goran
88T9
Apr 30, 2008 Mango
6T9
Apr 28, 2008 TonythePony TonythePony
71T6
Apr 22, 2008 dissidentdov
65T3
Mar 28, 2008 RNG
52T6
Mar 21, 2008 PeaceAnarchy PeaceAnarchy
77T6
For the most part it's a solid comedy but not too spectacular. The acting and direction are good but except for Guinness and the shots of the titular white suit nothing stands out. What brings the movie up a notch is the issue that drives the movie, the conflict between progress and its social ramifications. It's used for comedy but gives you some serious things to think about.
Mar 02, 2008 Zoltan Zoltan
85T10
Mar 02, 2008 theyshoot07
54T3
# 921
Jan 22, 2008 StephenWolfe
55T7
Dec 06, 2007 welike
30T7
Sep 30, 2007 Stain Stain
0T1
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Aug 13, 2007 Cerebrus Cerebrus
70T7
Aug 13, 2007 laika laika
73T6
Aug 13, 2007 meester meester
50T4
Aug 13, 2007 Dantie
65T6
Aug 13, 2007 Antoine
98T10
Aug 13, 2007 winbran winbran
87T9
Jul 17, 2007 TroyAnderson
74T8
Jul 06, 2007 DTI
81T6
The dangers of entrepreneurship and invention in the face of monolithic industry. Guinness is great, and the movie does a decent job of mixing drama with humour, I guess.
Apr 19, 2007 tomhannen
80T7
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