In Which We Serve
In Which We Serve (1942)

Few morale-boosting wartime films have retained their power and entertainment value as emphatically as NoŽl Coward's In Which We Serve. To witness Coward's sober, no-nonsense direction (in collaboration with his co-director/editor,… More

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Release Date: March 20, 2007
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff
Variety

No less than half a dozen credits for this film go to Noel Coward. And they're well earned.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Perhaps the most honored propaganda film of World War II, in which the survivors of a torpedoed British battleship recall their reasons for fighting through individual flashbacks.

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

a particularly memorable World War II British propaganda film, having successfully outlived its initial propagandistic value and solidified into a timelessly moving drama of human determination and tenacity

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Tom Milne
Time Out

Staged with what passed at the time for honest understatement, it now looks impossibly patronising, the epitome of stiff upper lip.

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Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online

... an accomplished, sincere, and moving piece of filmmaking that honors the characters and involves the audience.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Though agit-prop and sentimental, this UK WWII drama is superior to Hollywood's patriotic flagwavers, and it's important historically, featuring the directorial debut of David Lean (with Noel Coward), who became a major international figure in the 1950s

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

One of the most eloquent motion pictures of these or any other times had its American premiťre at the Capitol Theatre last night.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Noel Coward, who also co-directed and wrote the script, brings weight and dignity to the role of Captain Kinross.

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Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com

Coward is at his peak in this patriotic, thoughtful WWII British production.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
John Ballantine
A call to arms for young men unsure about their participation in the war effort which borders on propaganda but it is nonetheless uplifting enough to rally the… More
cody franklin
A good British war film about a stranded crew of a British Destroyer on a life raft. The whole film is told in flashbacks and that is what I think hurts the… More
Alec Barniskis
A lot of the film is standard wartime propaganda stuff, however Coward's screenplay still manages to find moments of serious humanity in the central… More
Daniel Dolgin
Fun fact: In Which we Serve used condoms as bullets. This war film directed by David Lean and partner Noel Coward had a lot of cool moments and ideas. If you… More