Glorious 39
Glorious 39 (2009)

A woman makes a surprising discovery with dangerous consequences in this period suspense thriller, set in 1939. Anne Keyes (Romola Garai) is an attractive young woman who is enjoying modest success as a film actress; she's also the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 20, 2009
DVD Release Date: February 15, 2011
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Calhoun
Time Out

A political yarn - sometimes creepy, sometimes daft - in the Hitchcockian vein.

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David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)

Not glorious. Not good. Just plain old-fashioned duff.

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Matt McNally

Poliakoff's flaccid script and indulgent cut undermines a beautifully shot thriller with an excellent cast and original central idea.

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Brian Orndorf

Despite a few convincing turns, the feature is disappointingly winded, eventually going off on a few needless tangents that derail the whole production.

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Nicholas Barber
Independent on Sunday

Prestigious and serious-minded, but it's still nonsense.

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Wendy Ide
Times (UK)

For all its sumptuous production design, Steven Poliakoff's tale of glamorous toffs and treason is so laboured and slow that it's practically pensionable.

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Philip French
Observer (UK)

An enjoyable conspiracy thriller in the manner of John Frankenheimer's Seven Days in May.

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Philip De Semlyen
Empire Magazine

Stupendous turn from Romola Garai in the lead role but, while this sets up intrigue and atmosphere well, the plot devices creak audibly towards the end.

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Xan Brooks

A ripping, old-school conspiracy thriller.

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Flixster Audience Score: 43% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Odd movie. I didn't really understand what the point of it all was..
jay nixon
Set in beautiful surroundings this conspiracy thriller has many fine moments but is a little long winded which lessens the considerable tension it manages to… More
Jim Hunter
A woman uncovers a conspiracy involving her adopting family during the start of the Second World War. It's always fun to watch Bill Nighy do anything;… More
Walter M.
"Glorious 39" starts with Michael(Toby Regbo) interviewing Walter(Christopher Lee) and Oliver(Corin Redgrave), a pair of elderly relatives. Instead… More
Thomas Johnston
This movie demonstrates the lengths some will go in the name of "what's best" for the country (whatever that country may be). Well acted but the… More
Deb S
The film is set in Norfolk in the summer of 1939, on the eve of the outbreak of war. Our protagonist is Anne Keyes, an actress and adopted daughter of Sir… More