Going My Way
Going My Way (1944)

It took some doing to persuade the staunchly Catholic Bing Crosby to play a happy-go-lucky priest in Going My Way; luckily he acquiesced, winning an Academy Award in the process. Crosby is cast as Father Chuck O'Malley, newly arrived at… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: February 6, 2007
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
71%
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User Score
78%



Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Bing Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald are eminently likable, and film is pleasantly sentimental, but it suffers from a surplus of sweetness.

James Berardinelli
ReelViews

There's nothing special or memorable about this overlong endeavor, the first of two motion pictures to feature Bing Crosby's insufferably noble Father Chuck O'Malley.

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Time Out

Go anywhere to avoid it.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Gooey, warm, comfortable.

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TIME Magazine

It offers, in the performance of nutcracker-faced, 56-year-old Barry Fitzgerald, the finest, funniest and most touching portrayal of old age that has yet reached the screen.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

Rich, warm and human to the core.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Feel-good religious drama wasn't going my way, but it's hard to resist such good-hearted schmaltz.

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Variety Staff
Variety

Major thread of gaiety runs through the proceedings, and McCarey has liberally sprinkled sparkling individual episodes along the way for cinch audience reaction.

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

The story of two marathon runners...who play musical chairs with military uniforms in stumbling their way from China to Omaha Beach over the course of WWII...might well have been titled 'Chariots of Cliches.'

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

A warm and moving sleeper hit.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
Alright, so yeah, this film is very old fashioned, schmaltzy, sentimental, and even a tad corny perhaps, but you know what? I don't care. It's… More
jay nixon
Charming film, a bit hokey but Bing carries it along on his charisma.
Jim Hunter
An unconventional priest works to reform a failing parish. I'm a big fan of Bing Crosby's voice; so easy and melodic, he makes it seem as though… More
Jeremy Smith
"Swinging on a Star", and many other songs sung by Father Bing Crosby the King of American crooners, great songs, great acting and all round great… More
AJ Verser
Crosby plays a young cool priest who helps out the community and the parish. A really nice movie, I couldn't help but like it.
John Ballantine
Sentimental but a bit dull. This is the film to see with the kids at Christmas if you don't want them exposed to the least bit of stress. Crosby is not… More