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  1. Lewis Taylor's rating of the film A Matter of Life and Death

  2. Superfrog's rating of the film A Matter of Life and Death

    Probably the most enjoyment I have had with a film in years. The premise is great, the characters are amazing (particularly the French envoy), the cultural references add nice subtle comedic value without being chauvinistic. The astronomical shots are probably not the most exact, but who cares. Definitely one to watch.

  3. perrieraddict's rating of the film A Matter of Life and Death

    A bit of a reverse 'It's A Wonderful Life', in which Peter Carter's 'borrowed' time and what he could potentially do with it in the future is the subject of a celestial courtroom debate.

  4. patrick chen's rating of the film A Matter of Life and Death

    A smart script with so much cleverness and wit that puts lot of modern films in shame.

  5. JCPJD's rating of the film A Matter of Life and Death

    My third P&P film, and probably my last. I know 'The Red Shoes' is Scorcese's favourite film, but I just don't get it. I'm British, so maybe that has something to do with it. All that tweed, those accents, the stiff upper lips and jingoism. I hate it all. This is the best one I've seen as there are some great sequences, but it's lumpy as hell and just a bit naff. Brexiters love this stuff. And Johnny foreigners.

  6. Marc Saffar's rating of the film A Matter of Life and Death

    Film très étrange, visuellement splendide si on aime une esthétique un peu kitsch ou baroque. Certainement l'époque du très immédiat après-guerre imprègne les esprits. Une curiosité à découvrir.

  7. smndvdcl's rating of the film A Matter of Life and Death

    Realist and Romanticist's notions of cinema seamlessly intertwined,

  8. Jeremiah Johnson's rating of the film A Matter of Life and Death

    I admire storytellers who aren't afraid of implementing supernatural elements in their stories. This film is basically a love story/ war drama but it opens like a sci-fi film with beautiful cosmic images and then there is a heaven for fallen soldiers and a French fairy-tale character who time travels. What genre would you classify this film in?

  9. Margot H's rating of the film A Matter of Life and Death

    Sadly my poor internet connection did not allow me to finish this film on time. but the first half that I saw was awesoooome!!

  10. Tibulle85's rating of the film A Matter of Life and Death

    Un joli conte post-mortem, qui démarre un peu comme un épisode de la Twilight Zone. Mais le film vaut surtout pour sa 2e partie, avec l'introduction d'éléments "rationnels", donnant alors à l'ensemble une ambiguïté bienvenue. Malheureusement, le tout se clôt par un segment (le procès) inutilement long et pontifiant. La réalisation est très inventive, le technicolor flamboyant...Globalement un très bon moment.

  11. BUSTER TIERNEY's rating of the film A Matter of Life and Death

    Quel délice ! L'aspect Kitsch ne gêne pas pour que l'on plonge dans cette histoire fantastico-poétique. Les interprètes apportent une vérité et un charme remarquables. Même "El Cabron", autre histoire d'au-delà, ne lui arrive pas à la cheville.

  12. Michael H. CLAES's rating of the film A Matter of Life and Death

    Version 1956 de "Dieu existe ... il habite à Bruxelles" ... non c'est pour rire ! Une fantaisie aussi poético-philosophique que 0rphée (1950), un peu d'humour anglais en plus ... mais super long & emberlificoté. Interesting colorization job. A fantasy as amiable & poetic than 0rphée (1950), a bit more fun but such a long & tangled story.

  13. Ma-rewind's rating of the film A Matter of Life and Death

  14. Stefan Drees's rating of the film A Matter of Life and Death

    This is a highly unusual film. Not only the confrontation of lucid technicolor and b&w sequences (each one with its own musical style) and the whole visual architecture is great, but also the ironic elements during the final confrontation of American and British argumentation and - of course - the different possibilities to read and understand the story.

  15. captainfez's rating of the film A Matter of Life and Death

    That this was made when it was (in terms of technology and will) is incredible.

  16. Elle Johnston's rating of the film A Matter of Life and Death

    One of my favourite 'classic' films of all time. Keeps me hooked every time I watch it. I laugh, I cry & I smile loads at the end. A joy to watch.

  17. Jaxon Fitzsimmons's rating of the film A Matter of Life and Death

    Similarities to It's A Wonderful Life: -1946 Film -Opening Shot of the Cosmos -Instantly likeable lead character -Sugary Sweet optimism about love and life Differences: -It's a Wonderful Life is far more popular and praised, I feel like A Matter Of Life And Death is one of the most underrated classic American films. Deserves to sit in a greatest of... list and most definitely needs more exposure

  18. Didonne's rating of the film A Matter of Life and Death

    Un film métaphysique divertissant. Une rareté ! Le rêve serait d'être fauché par erreur et que la faute soit réparée. Là est la question...

  19. pjetnikoff@gmail.com's rating of the film A Matter of Life and Death

    The great Powell and Pressburger team come through again with a sublime fable of priorities. Period quaintness measured with touches of timelessness.

  20. Alexis Feix's rating of the film A Matter of Life and Death

    L'amour est implacable et il n'est jamais inéluctable.

  21. Ludovic72's rating of the film A Matter of Life and Death

    Qu'importent ici la naïveté, le sentimentalisme exagéré ou les grosses ficelles du scénario. La beauté de la mise en scène, les nombreuses trouvailles visuelles, les décors et les acteurs (mention spéciale à David Niven) suffisent largement à nous emporter dans cette fable fantastique entre vie et mort, où l'on peut faire appel devant un jury céleste. Un spectacle revigorant et d'un esprit "absolutely british" !

  22. Caillouquiroule's rating of the film A Matter of Life and Death

    Si le film est plein de belles idées de mise en scène (<3 Michael Powell <3) le film pâtit un peu de son amusante idée, très conceptuelle mais pas réellement aboutie. Le dernier tiers est assez inintéressant, hélas.

  23. Trunfos's rating of the film A Matter of Life and Death

  24. Dignan's rating of the film A Matter of Life and Death

    One of the worst films I have ever seen. His brain is chopped to pieces in psychosurgery, but love will fix it, right? I suspect the screenplay was written by a few children with crayons.