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The Sound Barrier

David Lean United Kingdom, 1952

Monkey Flix's rating of the film Breaking the Sound Barrier

A highly-fictionalized (and historically inaccurate) docu-melodrama about the early jet age and the race to break the sound barrier. Ralph Richardson's character is shallow and mostly a Central Casting stereotype, but he masterfully performs what they give him. It's a fairly good movie, except for the numerous places where they feel the need to stop the interesting parts in order to insert some more melodrama.