1941 (1979)

It's December of 1941, and the people of California are in varying states of unease, ranging from a sincere desire to defend the country to virtual blind panic in the wake of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Thus begin several story… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 14, 1979
DVD Release Date: March 23, 1999
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Vincent Canby
New York Times

It may possibly be that Mr. Spielberg has chosen gigantic size and unlimited quantity as his comedy method in the awareness that he has no gift whatsoever for small-scale comic conceits.

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Steve Crum

Over the top Spielberg comedy, most noted for effects and Belushi.

Paul Matwychuk
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

The most underrated film of Steven Spielberg's entire career.

Emanuel Levy

This wannabe satire of WWII is the first and one of the few commercial flops in Spielberg's otherwise distinguished and popular output.

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Chuck O'Leary

A loud, chaotic, overproduced comedy that's often more destructive than funny.

Bob Grimm
Reno News and Review

Not as bad as legend says, but still pretty bad.

Rob Gonsalves

I love 1941. I don't apologize to you, or my fellow critics, or even Spielberg for that.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Everything bad about Spielberg in one bulging package.

Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

It aims at screwball comedy and falls on its face.

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
After a gigantic Diplodocus sized dump of success with his first two big mainstream movies, one about a large fish and the other about some annoying little brat… More
jay nixon
A movie that at best should have been an hour and a half is dragged out for 2 1/2 and eventually wears the viewer's interest out. There's some nice… More
Kevin M. Williams
Steven Spielberg's star was already assured by the time he made this, this petite monster, garish, crude and loud, hobbled together with elements from… More
Lucas Martins
Steven Spielberg's 1941 it doesn' t funny, but a few parts of the screenplay saves the film. The script of the duo Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale make… More
Alex roy
Steven Spielberg's 1941 is an underrated comedy that is far better than what most people have said about it. The film has its weak points of course, but… More
Jens S.
Considering the type of movies Steven Spielberg made about World War 2 in the last twenty years it's almost impossible to believe he is behind this action… More