The Man in the White Suit
The Man in the White Suit (2012)

Sidney Stratton (Alec Guinness) has a dream: to develop a fabric that never gets dirty and never wears out. His textile mill bosses discover his secret experiments and initially ban him from their laboratories. But when Daphne (Joan… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 10, 2002
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Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine

That Stratton proves so unable to resist his hubris surely provides the film with a cautionary subtext, but this is beautifully complicated by an ending that denies the possibility of rehabilitation.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A witty Ealing Studios satirical mad scientist comedy that concerns itself with modern day societal and technological problems.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Clever and witty, this Oscar-nominated British comedy displays the talents of Alec Guinness long before he became an international star with Bridge on the River Kwai.

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Mark Bourne
DVDJournal.com

While on the surface it's a comic fable with a sense of humor as dry as a cracker, the movie possesses a sharp edge that rises like a shark fin above the natty British drollery.

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Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Alec Guinness' sharp bird nose and watery eyes helped him play characters who were misfits on the margins of society. He made for a kindly but stubborn rebel in the Ealing comedies.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Clever Ealing comedy, though perhaps not as great as its legend.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Cassandra Maples
"Man in the White Suit" is perhaps, along with "Kind Hearts and Coronets," the pinnacle of the Ealing film. It's a very sophisticated… More
Lauren Donis
I thought it was pretty dull to be honest. I thought it was meant to be just sci-fi, but it turned out it was a sci-fi comedy, which usually don't work.… More
Jeremy Smith
Another great Ealing Comedy, with the star of the studio, Alec Guiness always teriffic in the productions. Not as great as previoious ealing productions, such… More
Marion Ravenwood
It was just okay
xGary Xx
Gently amusing satire of capitalist corporations, probably before the term had even been invented. I'm not the biggest fan of Ealing, but it's light… More
Barry Lappin
Brilliant.