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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Duncan Gray's rating of the film Pilgrimage

    In which Ford picks up where Murnau and Griffith left off. The silent film comparison is instructive, as wide sections of this early talkie—especially Act 1—would play better without dialogue, just letting the storms and the moonlight do the talking. Act 3 is far too pat, but what comes in between shows how much Ford was concerned with loss and regret, and how his view of pre-modern America explored contradictions.

  2. FISCHER's rating of the film Pilgrimage

    Du prolifique John Ford, on connaît ses nombreuses réalisations rugueuses et aventureuses qui ont pour cadre l'Ouest américain, l'Irlande natale, traversées par un constant souffle épique. En fait, c'est dans la période muette de sa filmographie, que l'occasion se présente d'apprécier quelques mélodrames dignes d'un Capra, soutenus par des acteurs étonnants de présence et de sobriété. www.cinefiches.com

  3. Brotherdeacon's rating of the film Pilgrimage

    1933 was a terrific year for movies, in the U.S. and abroad. Pilgrimage is a sentimental also-ran from John Ford which boasts a major acting role by Henrietta Crossman as Hannah Jessup, a hard-bitten country mother who destroys her son and his family, but discovers redemption in a trip to his WWI soldier's grave in France. Not a believable reel in its tear-soaked body, but heroic nonetheless.

  4. Roscoe's rating of the film Pilgrimage

    A splendid film of real emotional power. Hang in there. It goes pretty much where you expect it to, but it doesn't get there the way you expect it to. You'll be moved.

  5. Neil Bahadur's rating of the film Pilgrimage

    IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO FORMALLY OR THEMATICALLY ANALYZE ANYTHING AFTER THE SECOND ACT OF THIS FILM BECAUSE ONES EYES ARE FILLED WITH WATER