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Ratings & Reviews

  1. FISCHER's rating of the film Hobson's Choice

    Avec une composition truculente et savoureuse de Charles Laughton, peut-être le plus grand acteur de cinéma, toutes époques confondues, et une remarquable direction d'acteurs, dans une parfaite reconstitution historique et sociale, une oeuvre maîtresse d'un David Lean au meilleur de son métier et de son inspiration... www.cinefiches.com

  2. Steve G.'s rating of the film Hobson's Choice

    Laughton's accent is so good that it's Langworthyworthy.

  3. Diderot's rating of the film Hobson's Choice

    A perfectly enjoyable anti-Victorian comedy with good performances by Charles Laughton and Brenda de Banzie. It comes from a by-no-means-quaint (and not-altogether-vanished) time when people still thought domineering, entitled, sweaty old men were charming (a figure very much related, as this movie bears out, to the affable alcoholic).

  4. Aardsy's rating of the film Hobson's Choice

    Laughton stretches playing a drunk asshole.

  5. SpacePirate's rating of the film Hobson's Choice

    Another mini-triumph from the great Lean. Laughton is something to behold in this drunken comic turn. The oldest daughter supposedly being 30 but being played by a 45 yr old is the only real drawback to this film, although De Branzie (spelling?) gives a grand performance, making it hard to imagine someone else pulling it off. All in all, great work by all involved, and an underrated comic gem.

  6. Tigrão's rating of the film Hobson's Choice

    Another powerhouse acting perf for Laughton.

  7. AKFilmFan's rating of the film Hobson's Choice

    Laughton steals the show and de Banzie charms in this light romantic comedy & while the direction is good its the screenplay and performances that make the film quite wonderful.

  8. Earth's Impossible Day's rating of the film Hobson's Choice

    The bleak industrial wastes of Salford, North England serve as the backdrop for this hilarious and touching comedy. Brilliant performances and characterizations, especially Charles Laughton who turns out to be a gifted physical comic as well as thespian. David Lean was truly a versatile genius.

  9. A47's rating of the film Hobson's Choice

    "It's daylight robbery!" So utterly like-ably British. David Lean seems to be a natural perfectionist and a devoted professional. Snappy comedy, I even laughed out loud a few times. The drinking and street scenes are good. Hobson is a lovable oaf thanks to Charles Laughton.

  10. Shelley's rating of the film Hobson's Choice

    a charming, hilarious tale about a father and his daughters. loved this

  11. Amlethus's rating of the film Hobson's Choice

  12. Stu Witmer's rating of the film Hobson's Choice

    Charles Laughton and John Mills are superb in this gleeful comedy by David Lean. Sets and locations are picture-perfect. Cinematography by Jack Hildyard is impeccable.

  13. Roscoe's rating of the film Hobson's Choice

    Vastly entertaining, and vastly moving. A rare comic gem. Don't miss this.