Gunga Din
Gunga Din (1939)

Though Rudyard Kipling's poem Gunga Din makes a swell recital piece, it cannot be said to have much of a plot. It's simply a crude cockney soldier's tribute to a native Indian water boy who remains at his job even after being… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: February 17, 1939
DVD Release Date: December 7, 2004
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Stevens's deliberate pacing serves the comedy remarkably well, although the action scenes are blunted by too-careful compositions and artsy cutting.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

One of the better adventure movies from the 1930s.

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Christopher Null

A little jingoistic today, the film is nonetheless a critical standard-bearer of historical adventure flicks, and a quite funny one too.

Tom Milne
Time Out

This is a pretty spiffing adventure yarn, with some classically staged fights, terrific performances.

Steve Crum

Classic George Stevens adventure starring Cary Grant, and great cast.

Jesse Paddock

If PC backlash makes such classics like Gunga Din difficult to revisit, so be it. At this point, there's no getting around it.

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Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

An entertaining, if antiquated feature made all the better by the three well-appointed leads.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

As breezy as the pipe playing Seaforth Highlanders marching to battle without a care in the world.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

The best one could ever say for it is that its hinges were once merely creaky instead of frozen.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Devon Bott
Cary Grant and company ruin a lot of brown peoples' days, 1800s-style. Loosely based on the poem by Rudyard Kipling, follows three british military… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Sgt. Archibald Cutter: Now you're all under arrest. You too, and you know why. Her Majesty's very touchy about having her subjects strangled. Cary… More
Aj V
This movie was better than I expected, and I loved Cary Grant in the movie, it was the ending that I liked best. The movie has some boring scenes, and the… More
John Ballantine
Poor Gunga Din. He was fighting on the wrong side.
Pierluigi Puccini
Rudyard Kipling's poem is translated to the screen by the pulsatile direction of George Stevens. The best thing about this classic adventure is the… More
Doctor Strangeblog
Doesn't hold up very well but set the blueprint for the buddy adventure movie that still gets made today. This thing is so testosterone-fueled that… More