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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Richmond Hill's rating of the film The Shooting Party

    The folly of war indeed. Despite the rather heavy titular allegory this is a subtle and revealing character piece which makes its pacifist intentions clear without any great tub thumping. A splendid performance from Mason singled out from a uniformly strong cast.

  2. Wee Hunk's rating of the film The Shooting Party

    Men compete with each other by killing animals. One of them has the temerity to threaten the pet of a child. Knowing that the situation is unfair, the child says, "I shall kill you with prayer." When someone gets shot, one of them dismisses it with, "He's just a peasant." James Mason is outstanding. He was a real life pacifist.

  3. Howard Fritzson's rating of the film The Shooting Party

    Everyone talks about "Downton Abbey" but this film is a much subtler dramatization of the same time period. James Mason, Dorothy Tutin and the others in this cast achieve a more mysteriously beautiful bond than the actors in the TV series.