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  1. mpho3's rating of the film The Man in the White Suit

    "It’s a comedy that isn’t all that concerned with being funny and which contains themes of social, economic, and cultural significance, built upon a story exploring the consequences of a massive scientific discovery on mankind." - Jeff Saporito, Screen Prism. And it *is* funny but that heckling cacophony at the end harshed my buzz. Poor Sid Some great performances though. 3.5 stars

  2. Maxwell's rating of the film The Man in the White Suit

    [Spoiler] The crowd's jubilation at the end to literally be taking the clothes from Sidney's back, what a metaphor

  3. Slappy McGee's rating of the film The Man in the White Suit

    Not sure why this is labeled a "comedy." It plays as an intellectual drama for the most part. The pacing is particularly slow as it takes over half of the movie for the invention to be even mentioned. Then slowly winds to an end with some pace, but it seems far too late by this point. Some decent performances and nice camerawork... but that's about it. The film itself is underwhelming, slow and quite unappealing.

  4. gabi gabi gabi's rating of the film The Man in the White Suit

    Not my favorite. I laughed when the man was drinking out of the beaker but that's about all.

  5. DSpaceNine's rating of the film The Man in the White Suit

    An entertaining film with a cast much better than the subject material would require. But what a treat! Guinness successfully pulls off slapstick. As good as Sir Alec was, the standout for me was Joan Greenwood - her voice! Her lines are delivered with such buttery-smooth tones that she elevates the film everytime she speaks. It's almost Garbo-esque.

  6. Steve's rating of the film The Man in the White Suit

    As was noted in The Guardian a few years ago, the scene in which the well-fed white guys ask the Joan Greenwood character to essentially prostitute herself is remarkable both for its cynicism and for the fact that it got past the censors.

  7. Eric Rucker's rating of the film The Man in the White Suit

  8. Karl J. Kipling's rating of the film The Man in the White Suit

  9. FISCHER's rating of the film The Man in the White Suit

    Exquis contentement et profond ravissement pour le spectateur qui découvre un film étonnant de drôlerie. L'humour britannique dans sa plus suave tonalité... www.cinefiches.com

  10. Warren Spratley's rating of the film The Man in the White Suit

    The rhythmic, musical persistence of cultural/scientific progress, its often incongruous relationship to economics. The white suit "wearing" Alec Guiness, his own concept quite literally overshadowing his physiognomy, is one of the most striking images the cinema has given us. Capitalist curtailment is conveyed as nothing less than death incarnate. The dichotomy between innovation & market balance is irresolvable.

  11. muh.'s rating of the film The Man in the White Suit

    power of sci-fi was always in the ability to imagine a believable scenario and explore how it would affect us as individuals and the society as whole. it's a thought experiment of our own unwillingness in accepting innovation that is beneficial because we tend to blow up the negative when the status quo is threatened. very similar to our apprehension towards machines that may or may not threaten our jobs..

  12. A47's rating of the film The Man in the White Suit

    "You're not even born yet. What do you think happened to all the other things? The razor blade that never gets blunt, and the car that runs on water with a pinch of something in it. No, they'll never let your stuff on the market in a million years." Capital and Labor are the enemy of innovation. Thoroughly enjoyable watch, Mackendrick's was a cinema of economy, movement and humor in the darkness of society.

  13. João Rocha's rating of the film The Man in the White Suit

    I really liked this twisted vision of the business world. A great comedy of the Ealing Studios.

  14. Michael Harbour's rating of the film The Man in the White Suit

    Before the socially awkward scientist with the crazy-brilliant ideas became a Disney staple in the 1960s (and revived in THE IMITATION GAME in the 20-teens), Alec Guinness established the template in THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUIT. There’s good humor and some keen observation here, but the pacing doesn’t quite work and the movie drags a bit.

  15. mjgildea's rating of the film The Man in the White Suit

    3 1/2 out of 5 stars. A great comedy that made me fall in love with Alec Guinness all over again. The Man in the White Suit is full of subtle humor and the finale was like The Third Man and Stray Dog's love child. A fun little movie that leaves its audience with something to think about. Not perfect, but great nonetheless.

  16. Greg's rating of the film The Man in the White Suit

    I thought this movie was clever and fun. Alec Guiness is always a pleasure to watch.

  17. Stephen Campbell's rating of the film The Man in the White Suit

    Very droll Ealing comedy with a very dark undercurrrent

  18. Amadeus Magnus's rating of the film The Man in the White Suit

    Brilliant satire of industrial society. in the same class with Metropolis and Modern Times.

  19. Roscoe's rating of the film The Man in the White Suit

    To my mind the least of the Ealing comedies with Alec Guinness. Some amusement, and Joan Greenwood is a joy to watch, but it falls very flat somehow.