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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Aardsy's rating of the film The Small Back Room

  2. FISCHER's rating of the film The Small Back Room

    Excellent David Farrar, dans un difficile rôle de composition... www.cinefiches.com

  3. Terry_Moby's rating of the film The Small Back Room

    ... that delirium sequence ...

  4. matelot's rating of the film The Small Back Room

  5. Christopher McQuain's rating of the film The Small Back Room

  6. SpacePirate's rating of the film The Small Back Room

    How cool to do a stripped down simple drama after the tour-de-force Red Shoes? This one is a grower. First viewing I thought, nice drama but nothing to write home about. Have to be in the right mood for this one I think. Helps to be hopelessly in love with Kathleen Byron too...

  7. StellaWasaDiver's rating of the film The Small Back Room

    "All we need is some newfangled kind of gun. My Boys in the Back Room have already begun to think up a walloping whizz-zinger one!" I wonder if Dr. Seuss saw this film.

  8. Duncan Gray's rating of the film The Small Back Room

    In a Lonely Place for Brits, so convincing in its portrayal of a wounded man who lashes out at the people who love him that its treatment can freely use clichés without feeling held back by them. All this, plus a climax to rival The Wages of Fear in how skillfully it augments mortal threat with human angst. The Archers' most overlooked film. 5 stars.

  9. Jinsie's rating of the film The Small Back Room

    A horrendous mess of a postwar cheapie that poaches from various sources to eye-gougingly boring effect. The 'disarming the Thermos flask' climax was hilarious. But hey, it's got a Criterion edition right? Auteur-infatuated apologetics seems to be their thing. Maybe this is somehow tolerable if you're not British/a rabid Anglophile... One dim ray of light was Jack Hawkins playing against type as a bit of a bastard.

  10. T. J. Harman's rating of the film The Small Back Room

    Underrated P & P! A WW2 character study gem with a great left turn into surrealism with the "bottle scene". Farrar and Byron are amazing.

  11. a Smith's rating of the film The Small Back Room

    Interesting language showcased.

  12. Richmond Hill's rating of the film The Small Back Room

    Marred only somewhat by the fantasy sequences, this is an othewise crisp and tight character drama played with considerable precision by Farrar and Byron (both overlooked by British cinema). The speed and crackle with which the two spar has an unsually contemporary feel about it.

  13. Spencer Draper's rating of the film The Small Back Room

    It really has no real reason to be anything besides a character drama. Yet once it has ended you find that something else has happened altogether. Long live the Archers.

  14. Dave's rating of the film The Small Back Room

    Probably a middle of the road Archers film, but that puts it miles ahead of the work of most directors. Farrar is outstanding.

  15. Nosada's rating of the film The Small Back Room

    This left me hungry for more Powell/Pressburger collaborations.