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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Jugu Abraham's rating of the film A Canterbury Tale

    Difficult to distinguish a studio shot from a location shot in this film. The American soldier played by a non-actor, real soldier was an agreeable choice by the director. Interesting film but not outstanding.

  2. Aardsy's rating of the film A Canterbury Tale

    Well-made, beautiful, boring.

  3. Adam Whybray's rating of the film A Canterbury Tale

    If a man chooses to, under the cover of dark, put glue in the hair of young women, against their consent, in a misguided and xenophobic bid to prevent them from sleeping with American GIs, then surely only God Himself can judge him?

  4. FISCHER's rating of the film A Canterbury Tale

    >>> Une oeuvre longuette, désuète et largement surestimée... www.cinefiches.com

  5. Stian Gledje Bekkvik's rating of the film A Canterbury Tale

  6. Ethan's rating of the film A Canterbury Tale

    This is a fun film from the impressive duo of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, two artists who really knew how to use the medium of motion pictures.

  7. TheCentralRuhr's rating of the film A Canterbury Tale

    Gorgeous lighting, a very interesting kind of British bucolic idealism, shot by Erwin Hillier. Hillier was a German cinematographer who worked in the Brit film industry and brings a sense of German Expressionism into the photography (as wikipedia puts it, British realism + German Expressionism somehow equals English neo-romanticism) also the juxtaposition of these styles becomes an apt metaphor (cont.)

  8. Trapped In The Cinema's rating of the film A Canterbury Tale

    A very English wartime drama. And definitely inspired the bone-spinning sequence in 2001: A Space Odyssey https://trappedinthecinemablog.wordpress.com/2016/08/04/a-canterbury-tale-1944-%E2%98%85%E2%98%85%E2%98%85%E2%98%85/

  9. marco's rating of the film A Canterbury Tale

  10. Trevor's rating of the film A Canterbury Tale

    Like much of Powell and Pressburger's masterpieces, this is unclassifiably unique and is unlike anything I've ever seen. Though there is a vague sense of plot, the feeling of place, atmosphere, emotion and character is remarkably concrete. Beautiful, mysterious and very moving.

  11. Bjanicas's rating of the film A Canterbury Tale

    I couldn't find any Pressburger in it. And I missed it, yes I did.

  12. M****'s rating of the film A Canterbury Tale

    Ah when everything happens the way you wish it would. When everyone has nothing but the best of intentions for the world.

  13. AKFilmFan's rating of the film A Canterbury Tale

    While light on plot it makes up with beautiful cinematography and a blend of genres. A powerful story of redemptive and nature where even a guy who pours glue on womens' hair can learn a lesson.

  14. WhatsUpWill's rating of the film A Canterbury Tale

    Safe, conventional, comfortable. It does enough just to keep my interest, but it's still quite boring.

  15. Daniel Dawson's rating of the film A Canterbury Tale

    Though the cinematography is at times a stunning expression of the duo’s capabilities and the dialogue is frequently warm and funny, A Canterbury Tale is unfortunately overlong and disappointing for the most part. With so many unforgettable works under their collective belt it comes as a surprise to find this film lacking in the sheer quality and the homely feel often experienced with an Archers Production.

  16. Jon B's rating of the film A Canterbury Tale

    This film says so much about Britishness to me, that it is almost inseparable from reality.

  17. Dave's rating of the film A Canterbury Tale

    An experience that I can't even put into words...few directors could hit that atmosphere like The Archers. They do it here better than anywhere else. It might not be my favorite P&P film, but it is their most unique.

  18. Richmond Hill's rating of the film A Canterbury Tale

    What could potentially be a dog's dinner of disparate elements is instead skilfully woven in a rich tableaux of mystery, pastoral idyll and, finally, redemptive drama. Gorgeous to the eye, ear and mind, and a film to which one repeatedly returns.