The Molly Maguires
The Molly Maguires (1970)

A group of 19th-century Irish immigrants working in Pennsylvania coal mines organize themselves into the Molly Maguires, a secret society formed to fight for better working conditions and humane treatment from owners. The detective assigned… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: April 27, 2004
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff
Variety

Occasionally brilliant.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

It does offer some memorable moments of quality and passion.

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Tom Milne
Time Out

The trouble, as so often with Ritt films, is that the situation remains interesting rather than involving. But at least this detachment means that one has the leisure to savour the textures of Wong Howe's magnificent camerawork.

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Film4

What it does have, however, are powerful performances from Connery as a labour leader, and Harris as a government agent sent to infiltrate the group. There is also good photography by Howe.

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Roger Greenspun
New York Times

Realism without much reality, enormous care for the wrong details, historical accuracy and spineless dramaturgy.

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Shane Burridge
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You'll be nudged one way and pushed the other

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