A Canterbury Tale
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A Canterbury Tale
Set not in the 14th century milieu of Geoffrey Chaucer but in wartime Britain, A Canterbury Tale begins with rural justice of the peace Eric Portman adopting a "lock up your daughters" policy when the American soldiers are stationed nearby. To escape the arbitrary edicts of Portman, British tank sergeant Dennis Price, American GI John Sweet and shopkeeper Sheila Sim head down the road to Canterbury. Each of the principals finds their lives changed by the journey. In particular, Sweet (a real-life American sergeant, rather than the usual stereotyped "yank" common to British… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's oddly soothing and exciting to just bask in the film's images and listen to its stories and ideas."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"A simple but wonderfully bizarre way to tell Chaucer's A Canterbury Tale in modern terms."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"gorgeous and soulful"
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
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