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An A to Z of the World's Deadliest Movie Reviews From Affleck
to Zeta Jones
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Richard Attenborough
Actor, Brighton Rock (1947)
Mr Attenborough's Pinkie is about as close to the real thing as Donald Duck is to Greta Garbo.
(Leonard Mosley, Daily Express)
Director, Oh, What a Lovely War! (1969)
Sir Richard (“I'm-going-to-attack-the-Establishment-fifty-years-after-it's-dead”) Attenborough is guilty of caricature, a sense of righteous self-satisfaction, and repetition which all undermine the impact of the film.
(Ken Russell, 1993)
Director, A Bridge Too Far (1977)
The director lacks even such small but essential gifts for a war film as being able to make clear where the shooting comes from; instead, people in an attic, say, suddenly keel over without our comprehending whence and how the bullets came.
(John Simon, National Review)
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