Captains Courageous
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Its themes are entirely relevant to this day, and even technically %u2013 with the integration of sound stage and open sea footage %u2013 it stands the test of time"
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"This hokum earned Spencer Tracy his first Best Actor Oscar."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Bartholomew's transition from evil brat to nice kid is so subtle that it's surprising when you notice it."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"Well-directed, well-acted coming-of-age tale that may have the most hard-bitten viewer in tears by the end."
‑ Dan Jardine, All Movie Guide
"One of the all time best. Adventure, love, and tears. Tracy and Bartholomew are terrific."
‑ Steve Crum,
"While perhaps not the "all-time classic" that some of its contemporaries are, Captains Courageous still stands up pretty well today."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Still effective old-style literary adaptation."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"One of cinema's greatest classic adventure stories is Captains Courageous (1937), an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's novel."
‑ Tim Dirks, Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
"Once you accept Spencer Tracy as a Portuguese fisherman, Victor Fleming's version of Kipling's sea-adventure novel is passably enjoyable by standards of the times."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"There is no better film about sailing than this. There is no better coming of age story than this."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"Classic coming of age story"
‑ Fred Topel,
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