The Browning Version
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Forty-three years after the first screen treatment of Terence Rattigan's play about a teacher facing the end of his career, Albert Finney takes on the role of Mr. Crocker-Harris, the Latin teacher forced into early retirement by a heart condition. After teaching in a public school for twenty years, Crocker-Harris is being put out to pasture in a less stressful job teaching English to foreigners. Meanwhile, his home life is also falling apart: his wife (Greta Scacchi) is having an affair with the American chemistry teacher (Matthew Modine), who nevertheless admires Crocker-Harris for his… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Not as good as the original, but Finney is magnificent."
‑ Nell Minow, Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
"High-class film about a middle-age teacher who does painful soul-searching."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"The filmmakers lack the confidence to allow us the full measure of Rattigan's uniquely British sensibility."
‑ Bob Wake, culturevulture.net
"Finney is terrific as a fussy teacher who picks up a few valuable lessons of his own."
‑ Dan Lybarger, Lawrence Journal-World
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