This Land Is Mine
This Land Is Mine (1943)

Written by Dudley Nichols and directed by French expatriate director Jean Renoir, This Land is Mine is one of those "inspirational" wartime dramas that just don't hold up too well when seen today. The scene is an unnamed… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 28, 1990
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Jean Renoir's 1943 film has its passionate defenders; the unfortunate thing, though, is that it needs them.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Fails to be as inspirational when viewed today as it probably was during its day.

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The best film of Renoir's wartime American exile is a moving tirade against Nazism that packs quite an emotional punch.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

One of his quietest and least startling.

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Derek Smith
Cinematic Reflections

It moves along like a well-oiled machine until the devestating final act ties all of the smaller stories together, making it's point without being overbearing or obvious.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

It should have been stronger drama than it is. But for the points it does make and its concept of man as a continuing vessel for freedom's fire, it is certainly well worth seeing. It comes close, even if doesn't quite hit the mark.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

There is no black and white, no good or evil. There is only grey, and, in that grey area, an understanding of the frailty of human nature.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
In "This Land Is Mine," lonely schoolteacher Albert(Charles Laughton, who is superb) finds there is something more frightening than his domineering… More