Hope and Glory
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An affectionate reverie about war, childhood, and British stoicism, John Boorman's Hope and Glory is the veteran filmmaker's recollection of the bombing of London during World War II. Set on the British home front during the early days of the war, this episodic movie shows the blitz through the eyes of seven-year-old Billy Rohan (Sebastian Rice-Edwards). At the war's outset, Billy finds himself alone in a house full of women, as all the men are called off to join the war effort. With wide-eyed wonder and an outsized imagination, Billy sees the war as a grand diversion, an extension… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The Blitz as a comedy: Director John Boorman offers a warmly nostalgic view of his childhood in a London suburb during WWII."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A wonderful and touching story about life during wartime."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"The antics of the colorful characters and its fast-paced story line give Hope and Glory all the spontaneity of a child at play."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Touching World War II remembrance of Blitz-torn London"
‑ Lori Hoffman, Atlantic City Weekly
"One of Boorman's best, most personal films."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"A classic chronicle of civilian life during wartime"
‑ Jon Niccum, Lawrence Journal-World
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