Mrs. Miniver
Mrs. Miniver (1942)

As Academy Award-winning films go, Mrs. Miniver has not weathered the years all that well. This prettified, idealized view of the upper-class British home front during World War II sometimes seems over-calculated and contrived when seen… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: February 3, 2004
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: An excessively sentimental piece of propaganda, Mrs. Miniver nonetheless succeeds, due largely to Greer Garson's powerful performance.

TIME Magazine

That almost impossible feat, a great war picture that photographs the inner meaning, instead of the outward realism of World War II.

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Tom Milne
Time Out

Classic soap opera in which good old British understatement has a field day, everybody is frightfully nice, and sentimentality is wrapped up in yards of tasteful gloss.

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Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

Mrs Miniver as a whole certainly is very silly sometimes... and yet, and yet. Sometimes through its sheer unselfconscious earnestness, it packs a punch.

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Herb Golden
Variety

A poignant story of the joys and sorrows, the humor and pathos of middle-class family life in wartime England.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

Certainly it is the finest film yet made about the present war, and a most exalting tribute to the British, who have taken it gallantly.

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Tony Sloman
Radio Times

[A] superb wartime melodrama.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

The most famous and perhaps most effective propaganda film of World War II.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

It's one of a few highly regarded contemporaneous motion pictures to deal frankly with the domestic aspects of World War II.

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Film4

Regardless of its Hollywood trappings, this remains one of the best movies about a brave era in British history.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
mmmm, propaganda....
AJ Verser
A pretty good drama about life during WWII, which came out during WWII. Not really exciting, but the actors are good.
Jim Hunter
A middle-class family endures World War II. Essentially propaganda, Mrs. Miniver exalts the bravery of common people in extraordinary circumstances. Of course,… More
Devon Bott
"Mrs. Miniver" could be described as "WWII as seen through the eyes of a woman". Womens' concerns over when the boys will come home… More
Chris Weber
It really hasn't aged all that well, but this is nonetheless a decently well made and well-intentioned World War II drama. What sets it apart from… More
Jeremy Smith
All time great war time film. Geer Garson is stunning.