A Canterbury Tale
A Canterbury Tale (1949)

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… More

Rated: NC-17
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Release Date: July 25, 2006
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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's oddly soothing and exciting to just bask in the film's images and listen to its stories and ideas.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A simple but wonderfully bizarre way to tell Chaucer's A Canterbury Tale in modern terms.

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Christopher Null

gorgeous and soulful

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Daniel Mumby
The early works of Powell and Pressburger are tainted by their links with the Ministry of Information. Regardless of their merits at the time, 49th Parallel and… More
Adam Mahler
Wow is all I can say at this time
Ken Stachnik
I'm just not British enough to really enjoy this.
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"A Canterbury Tale" starts with American Sergeant Bob Johnson(John Sweet) getting off the train at the wrong stop at the small… More
Stephen M
A film about what it means to be British, scripted by a Hungarian. Hmmm, they got the date wrong on this, and it sure as hell wouldn't be classified NC-17!… More
Daniel Dolgin
A Canterbury Tale, while seemingly popular in Britain is a lesser known film of The Archers. In my mind for good reasons. The story follows three young adults,… More