A Merry War
A Merry War (1998)

A lively adaptation of George Orwell's singular comic novel, this cheeky comedy follows the travails of aspiring poet Gordon Comstock, who exchanges his middle-class existence for the Bohemian life in hopes of proving to his many… More

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: August 28, 1998
DVD Release Date: June 1, 1999
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A Merry War is about the most important education of all - the education of the heart.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The uninspired script makes a mockery of Orwell's intentions to sympathize with an artist who is prepared to make his own way in the world.

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Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

The enthralling movie has broad appeal from Dilbert fans to romantics.

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Ed Kelleher
Film Journal International

Grant is superb as the irksome but redeemable Gordon.

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