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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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

Kate Cameron
New York Daily News

Paramount may have made a more appealing, more tenderly human and amusing picture than "Going My Way," during its many years of film-making, but if so, I have missed it.

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Variety Staff

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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David Parkinson
Radio Times

Although writer/producer/director Leo McCarey bagged three Oscars for this effortless piece of Catholic whimsy, its enduring charm rests with the Oscar-winning performances of Bing Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald.

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James Berardinelli

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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Adrian Turner
Time Out

Go anywhere to avoid it.

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Witney Seibold

It makes you feel happy. And that's not nothing.

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James Agee
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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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Gooey, warm, comfortable.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% 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 V
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