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  1. Carlos Tejeda's rating of the film Look Back in Anger

    Artículo ("Cuadernos de jazz"): http://www.carlostejeda.com/2011/03/la-furia-de-un-inadaptado-1-look-back.html

  2. SpacePirate's rating of the film Look Back in Anger

    My god, Burton just fucking kills it. He's just in that zone that actors rarely get in. Yes hes incredibly too old to play a recent college grad, but who cares. This is legit stuff here. Best kitchen sink film, easily. Long Distance Runner and Sporting Life are close though. Still getting over this one. I was spellbound. 5 stars

  3. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film Look Back in Anger

    Potente melodrama. Por su historia fundada en los ásperos suburbios británicos (casi un eco de los bajos fondos noir que incluso cita al jazz), por ese doble romance (uno turbulento y otro entre estable y falso) y por sus grandes actuaciones; en especial la de Richard Burton. El actor británico es fascinante para los roles hostiles. A propósito, el filme de Richardson es una antesala a "Quién teme a Virginia Woolf".

  4. Terri Wise's rating of the film Look Back in Anger

    I want to like this a little more, but Burton's Jimmy is too much of a shit in the first half. There's anger and there's being a self-centered prick. It gets better as it goes.

  5. Lorna Singh's rating of the film Look Back in Anger

    Excellent writing, direction and acting have not dated this study of frustration and pain.

  6. Alex Pintică's rating of the film Look Back in Anger

  7. Kevin Matthews's rating of the film Look Back in Anger

    Look, I know this opinion is likely to get me lynched by fellow film fans, but this is a good film held back from greatness by a first act that makes it too difficult to connect with any of the main characters. Burton is blisteringly good in his role, and he receives solid support from Claire Bloom, Mary Ure, and Gary Raymond. There's also a great little role for Donald Pleasence.

  8. cosmicambience's rating of the film Look Back in Anger

    There's a wealth of great variations on the Angry Young Man but, aside from that sort of very un-working class, Shakespearean dialectal flex, I'm struggling to think of a more powerful screen presence than Richard Burton here and Richard Harris in This Sporting Life. Such raw fragility and emotionalism beneath uncomfortably abusive misogyny, masculine rage and existential stasis.

  9. alimcintyre's rating of the film Look Back in Anger

    Ah Claire Bloom, her beauty and loveliness never dims. Burton's performance although brilliant seemed a little over the top at times. So sad that the beautiful Mary Ure died after taking an accidental overdose at the age of 42 in 1975.

  10. claire hooper's rating of the film Look Back in Anger

    Why am I the only person to leave a review that even mentions that posh-but-arty jimmy who has married within his own class and has the privilege above his 'big hearted' best mate of education to be whatever he wants, including being a sweet stall owner, takes out his petty bullshit on his 'thick' wife in the most mind bogglingly sick way? If the class issues are relevant today so is the misogyny clearly...

  11. Magic Lantern Alison's rating of the film Look Back in Anger

    Elevated from play to cinema by some wonderful, wonderful shots and camera angles. Burton is a force of nature. Loved it!

  12. tintinmugshot's rating of the film Look Back in Anger

    Good Pulp movie, Burton is absolutely intimidating into his role. Nice b&w photograph, neat shots from the street fair.

  13. Lewis Taylor's rating of the film Look Back in Anger

    Fear the wrath of a willing able man hamstrung by his own loathsome charms, consumed by contempt for the leisure-seeking classes. Sleek squirrels they may be. Worker bees they are not. Richardson's approach to the British class divide resonates louder than ever. Thanks to Burton's incandescent performance, the film has lost none of its fever and fury over the years.

  14. Mark Commode's rating of the film Look Back in Anger

  15. Draughtsman Without Contract's rating of the film Look Back in Anger

    'What do you really want?' 'Everything. And nothing'.

  16. baronvonchuck's rating of the film Look Back in Anger

    First Richard Burton film, such a committed performance from the entire cast showing the hardships and froughtness of working class Britain.

  17. FISCHER's rating of the film Look Back in Anger

    Malgré certaines préciosités stylistiques, une lourde propension à la théâtralisation et un dialogue souvent bien trop littéraire, la richesse et l'intérêt de l'ensemble se trouve aussi en marge des principaux protagonistes, auprès de l'environnement anonyme, social et quotidien du couple. www.cinefiches.com

  18. janice.hughes's rating of the film Look Back in Anger

    Richard Burton in an early film directed by Tony Richardson with his musical Shakespearian tones in conflict with his angry young man character that rails against life, class and women.

  19. Tja's rating of the film Look Back in Anger

    When is a film a waste of time? When its like this - a straight transcription of a stage play with some external sets. Strong social messages. Strong cast. Get back to your dressing rooms, now!

  20. 'king Harold's rating of the film Look Back in Anger

    Screenplay by Nigel Kneale, say no more, legend. Burton is meant to be working class? His accent is very posh isn't it? Mary Ure is brilliant.She had an affair with Burton and married Osborne who was a misogynist by the sound of it, those lines, he hated his mum. Mary was very good in Where Eagles Dare too. So sad she killed herself at 42. Bad behaviour towards women was all the rage then.

  21. GreenROCK's rating of the film Look Back in Anger

    Acting is good, photography is good, but the direction is dismal. There is no synchronisation between acting and the story line. Not a film to raise your spirit unfortunately.

  22. missingsnowman's rating of the film Look Back in Anger

    Did people have more understanding back then? Quite possibly. The script and acting both reach the heights of poetry. A beautiful film

  23. PanelSystem's rating of the film Look Back in Anger

    A beautifully crafted film, with one glaring flaw: Richard Burton is miscast. Ten years too old for his character (his housemate looks like his little brother), his thespianism jars against the dialogue's insistance that he is married above his station (but below his intellect). The rages are nevertheless memorable - those glittering, spiteful eyes - and the other cast members inhabit their roles more plausibly.

  24. smndvdcl's rating of the film Look Back in Anger

    Prefer this one to 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'. From envious misanthropy breeding estrangement to intense gender-based sparring, from class tensions to fraught social politics and so much more... Richardson is arguably a forgotten master of British cinema, just as Godard and Truffaut were in cruise control over the pond.

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