Went the Day Well?
Went the Day Well? (1942)

When Churchill said we'd fight the Nazis on beaches, landing grounds, fields, streets and hills, he left out the church-yard, manorhouse, pub and village-green. But in this stirring, startlingly violent (for its time) masterwork of WW2… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 22, 2005
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

One of the most subversive films to come out of World War II, a British drama that was unsettling in its day and is even more so now.

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

Still truly unnerving, one can only imagine how terrifying it must have been for audiences facing the very real threat of Nazi enslavement.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

As an effective work of surreptitious World War II propaganda, "Went the Day Well" is instructive on many levels.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Part paranoid propaganda, part thriller and part quaint period study, Went the Day Well? is an entertaining oddity begging for an update.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The rarely seen film, a gem, is loosely based on a 1940 magazine story by Graham Greene.

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Kent Turner
Film-Forward.com

The summer's first all-around audience-pleaser arrives this week after 70 years in hibernation.

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David Fear
Time Out New York

Home-front propaganda has rarely seemed so cutthroat or so cunning; for Americans, the chance to see this rarity is an opportunity to indulge in the sort of cinematic ecstasy that makes us obsessed with movies in the first place.

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Michael Nordine
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

To look down on the blatant propagandizing of Went the Day Well? is pointless insofar as it disallows the possibility of learning from it, but it's nevertheless difficult to not take certain elements of the film with a grain of salt.

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Jaime N. Christley
Slant Magazine

A sickeningly giddy action thriller that looks forward to Straw Dogs, Inglorious Basterds, and Red Dawn.

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Cassandra Maples
1942. That is the important date to bear in mind when watching this film. That was when the film was made, and when the UK cinema auidences watching it knew… More
Walter M.
Went the day well? Now that you mention it, Saturday, May 23, 1942, started off nicely enough in the hamlet of Bramley End with the preparations for a wedding… More