Benjamin Britten: Peace And Conflict
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This profile of British composer Benjamin Britten tells the musician's story, focusing on the pacifism at the heart of his inspiration and creative life, and helping to inform the creative process that would make him one of the most significant English composers in modern history. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Promising in theory, but clunky writing and direction in the boyhood flashbacks combines with seemingly arbitrary time-shifts to make this a turgid viewing experience."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"The purest, most sincere fan letter ever written."
‑ Antonia Quirke, Financial Times
"The material covered in this homage is fascinating but the end product could, unless you're already a huge fan, put you off Britten for life."
‑ Charlotte O'Sullivan, This is London
"Successful in its elucidation of the composer's music style and personal politics, but the tone fluctuates far too often and some of the actors aren't quite up to scratch."
‑ Jennifer Tate, ViewLondon
"Unlikely to bring the composer to new audiences, but music lovers will find it illuminating and evocative ..."
‑ Steve Rose, Guardian
"Director Tony Britten (no relation) paints a compelling picture of the left-wing revolution which seduced an entire generation of young aesthetes."
‑ Steve O'Brien, Total Film
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