Hope and Glory
Hope and Glory (1987)

Director John Boorman pulled a few stylistic pages from Chabrol and Fellini for the intensely autobiographical Hope and Glory. The film is set in London during World War II; we see all through the eyes of Boorman's alter ego, 9-year-old… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 9, 1987
DVD Release Date: June 5, 2001
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

The precision of the characters and the performances that John Boorman draws out of his actors make this a pleasure even when when it's a bit pokey and aimless.

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Luke Y. Thompson
New Times


Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

A classic chronicle of civilian life during wartime

Emanuel Levy

The Blitz as a comedy: Director John Boorman offers a warmly nostalgic view of his childhood in a London suburb during WWII.

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Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

A wonderful and touching story about life during wartime.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

The antics of the colorful characters and its fast-paced story line give Hope and Glory all the spontaneity of a child at play.

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Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

Touching World War II remembrance of Blitz-torn London

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

One of Boorman's best, most personal films.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Bathsheba Monk
Simply one of the best growing up movies out there. Stands the test of time.
Robert C
A very moving, funny and thouching look at a young boys life in England during World War II. I loved this film immediately upon first viewing and having… More
Randy Tippy
Time has only strengthened the appeal of this minor masterpiece. If you liked it 25 years ago you'll absolutely love it now.
jay nixon
Interesting child's eye view of England at war. You can feel the director's engagement with his subject.
Candy Rose
War time movie about a boy and his family during the London blitz. The Germans bomb London during the World War II, families homes are destroyed, neighbours die… More
John Ballantine
The definitive film of a people under attack..a personal tale of maintaining your day to day life as the bombs rain down. It was the defiance of a people and it… More