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  1. Pedderrs's rating of the film The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    Powell and Pressburger were criminally good at this time. I was somewhat intimidated when I read the running time was a whopping 163 minutes, but the characterisations are so rich with detail that you'll soon be wanting for more. The script is both funny and moving in equal measure, and elevated to even greater heights by an extraordinarily talented cast of actors. And if that's not enough, every frame is a painting.

  2. Hyperion_333's rating of the film The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    ...and what should they know of England, who only England know?

  3. FISCHER's rating of the film The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    >>> Oeuvre toute en finesse et en humour, difficile à résumer tant elle fourmille de trouvailles et d'intérêt... www.cinefiches.com

  4. Joel's rating of the film The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    The first act took a bit to find me compelled. At first this film plays like a pleasant sunday afternoon film but the final act is full of powerful commentary on the complexities of war. A really profound commentary on age and the changing difficulties of the world at war. Really rewarding work. Every film by the archers seems to have a powerful depth beyond it's elegant frames and epic set ups.

  5. Marc Saffar's rating of the film The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    J'ai adoré ce film dont j'ai tout trouvé beau : la photo et les fantastiques couleurs de ces "petits soldats", la vie qui s'en dégage, la peinture et la finesse des sentiments, le manifeste pour la fraternité et Deborah Kerr.

  6. Tibulle85's rating of the film The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    Premier constat: c'est affreusement long! Le rythme pépère du film fait des ravages sur 2h40! Le script m'a aussi semblé par endroits extrêmement foutraque, au point de rendre difficile la compréhension (à commencer par la scène d'ouverture).Plus grave: pour un film de 1943, le discours général sur la guerre m'a semblé à côté de la plaque (trop anglais?) de la même manière que pouvait l'être celui de "49e parallèle".

  7. Michael Zyx MH Claes's rating of the film The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

  8. bessede's rating of the film The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    j'ai tenu 1h40. C'est désuet, dans le mauvais sens du terme : nian nian et neu neu à qui mieux mieux.

  9. darth_david@msn.com's rating of the film The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    Excelente película. Como en La Gran Ilusión de Renoir muestra el fin de la inocencia (si es que algún día la hubo) que trajo la Segunda Guerra y la idea de que "todo se vale". Pero hay algo que permanece y que resurge: la belleza –en este caso encarnada en Deborah Kerr–.

  10. Ludovic72's rating of the film The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    Un film anglais réalisé durant la Seconde guerre mondiale et centré sur des "militaires civilisés", voilà qui a des accents forcément trop patriotiques. Heureusement, ses messages ont surtout une visée humaniste. De plus, la mise en scène de Powell et Pressburger (et le technicolor) sont une nouvelle fois éblouissants, tout comme le trio d'acteurs. L'attraction majeure reste bien sûr Deborah Kerr et ses trois rôles !

  11. azoulay's rating of the film The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    C'est un film qui a tous les défauts de l'opérette mais a qui il manque la seule qualité qui la sauve,à savoir la musique et les airs. Intenable

  12. DrFirestone's rating of the film The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    I enjoyed how this film, which starts as a WW2 "morale booster" cleverly encapsulates a multilayered and interesting story, which escapes many stereotypes and cliches from the era. Impressive Technicolor cinematography, very strong performances. Top class cinema, watching this film I felt like I was transported back in time...

  13. RenaissancePete's rating of the film The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

  14. Mark Clay's rating of the film The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    What a remarkable film. Completely different to what I'd imagined (I thought it was a tragedy in the vein of some Conrad anti-hero) its breadth and ambition is something rarely attempted. Loved it!

  15. miles's rating of the film The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

  16. DanB3000's rating of the film The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    An incredible film, I can't think of anything quite like it. Deborah Kerr is just lovely in it, too.

  17. Sarah Pietsch's rating of the film The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    Great movie, well executed shift in mood from comedy to serious matters, looking at love, friendship and loyalty with the backdrop of war. Some great speeches. Long, but it held my attention throughout. Recommended.

  18. Martin Cavannagh's rating of the film The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    Perhaps the greatest British film of all time? In the heart of the Second World War, Powell and Pressburger ask their audience to consider the changing nature of warfare and Britishness. Taking the "Col. Blimp" caricature played by Roger Livesey, P&P lead us into his past to reveal an irrepressible romantic – a solo player in one of cinema's great unfulfilled love stories.

  19. alimcintyre's rating of the film The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    I say you chaps, what a jolly good film.

  20. James's rating of the film The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    A masterpiece, should be top of any list, Livesy never appears in any lists either but he is a titan as is Walbrook and Kerr. The print is incandescent, it shines like a jewel, in every scene the colour of dresses, gleaming glasses of sherry, tweeds, wallpaper patterns. I could have watched another hour or two.

  21. Bernardo Anderson's rating of the film The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    An incredible movie about a bigger than life character.

  22. Thomas Dods's rating of the film The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    Despite the length this is a really engaging character study, really well told. Underrated Powel and Pressburger film.

  23. Alexander Dunkelberger's rating of the film The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    This is a take down of British Victorian ideals about gentleman-ship and respectful austerity and manners, but it is also clear that the pair of directors have a love for the very institutionalism that they proceed to, albeit very respectfully, tear down. They want to point out its flaws and its ridiculousness, at the same time embracing it, in an arm’s length sort of way.

  24. Andrew Miller's rating of the film The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    Blimp is a caricature, but also possesses hidden depths that most don't bother to look for. And he knows it.

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