The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner started off slow but definitely proves itself the most coherent of the "angry young man" movies of the time. The direction and cinematography were astounding and Tom Courtenay's performance was amazing. The finale had me on the verge of a panic attack, but from a filmmaking standpoint not a bad thing...
Colin Smith is a rebel with a cause, the furious voice and spirit of the proletariat, the people who have to suffer for the privileged and get nothing in exchange but a terrible burden.
A battle against an opressive system, depicted in a fiery and emotive way. Magnificent characters and story, and phenomenal Tom Courtenay.
One of the crown jewels of British cinema.
A tribute to Working Class Britain. Up there with Kes, Trainspotting, The Full Monty, This is England, If...., Secrets & Lies, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, This Sporting Life, and arguably better than them all. Tom Courtenay is awesome.
El ritmo de la pelicula es bueno sin embargo es solo un telón para la gran carrera. Un film que nos muestra la determinación para mantener una dignidad compartida por una generación de suburbios, un momento lo vale, un momento sublime y propio que lo cambia todo, el control sobre el camino.
Two fingers aloft to the establishment, smirk barely concealed. That final scene! A beautiful, electrifying act of defiance. This is a remarkable film, trembling with iron spirit, bristling with fury, and above all, a revitalising tonic to the stiff, dour British cinema of old.