84 Charing Cross Road
84 Charing Cross Road (1987)

In this film, an American writer answers an advertisement from a rare-book store in London and begins a two-decade romance via correspondence with a man in the overseas department. Despite several attempts, they never manage to meet. She… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: February 13, 1987
DVD Release Date: May 21, 2002
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Geoff Andrew
Time Out

The film has nothing to do with easy nostalgia; it's about real, credible people, and as such finally becomes very moving.

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Cole Smithey

"84 Charing Cross Road" is a valuable film for all of the right reasons of theatrical balance and narrative truth. It is a movie that hits you like a live play.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Vividly conveys the magical ways that friendship can open up new worlds of experience and meaning.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

The result of this high-powered collaboration is a movie of such unrelieved genteelness that it makes one long to head for Schrafft's for a double-gin martini, straight up, and a stack of cinnamon toast from which the crusts have been removed.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

This wonderful little gem is something of a critic-proof cult item in my house.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

By a miracle of writing, acting and direction, what could have been a deadly moviegoing experience is turned into something very like pure gold.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

84 Charing Cross Road is a movie made for people who love London and books. The only problem is that the heroine doesn't get to London until it's too late, and nobody ever seems to read in this movie.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner

A staid, static movie that wins us over with its outstanding performances and its love of books.

Scott Weinberg

Hopkins and Dench are wonderful together.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
lovely intelligent film with two outstanding performances.
Bill Cavros
If you are really into reading and posting reviews on this site you are probably the kind of person who would like this movie. Anthony Hopkins and Anne Bancroft… More
David Sayers
A nice Sunday afternoon film. Nice to see Hopkins in something before he became a big star (when he still tried to act!). No-one does repressed Englishman… More