The Winslow Boy
The Winslow Boy (1999)

England, 1912. The Winslow family arrives home from church in time for a carefully orchestrated meeting between Arthur Winslow, the proud patriarch, and John Watherstone, the young man set to marry Arthur's daughter Catherine, an ardent… More

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Rated: G
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: April 30, 1999
DVD Release Date: February 1, 2000
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Critic Score: 97% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Walter Goodman
New York Times

What began as a transformation of borrowed material by adroit stagecraft has lately become a demonstration of a movie maker's finesse in adaptation.

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Rob Gonsalves

The filmmaking seems to be stuck in 1912.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A thought-provoking and ethically charged tour de force based on Terence Rattigan's 1946 play.

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Michael Dequina

An intelligent and very satisfying work of art.

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Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews

The Winslow Boy might be triumph of style over substance, but sometimes, like in this case, style is what separates good from bad films.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

You might have to wait a long time before you find a film with both a family and a lawyer portrayed in such a genuine and likable way.

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Sarah Boslaugh

Arthur Winslow and Sir Robert Morton are as ruthless in their way as the real estate salesmen in Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross are in theirs...

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...for all the craft and care evident in Mamet's movie, it still is a rather bloodless affair, more admirable than engaging.

Carlo Cavagna

Mamet trusts in the intelligence of his audience

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Jeremy Smith
John Ballantine
In general, I shun the period pieces but this one needs to be viewed. Here we have a case of a boy from an upper crust family who denies stealing a five… More
jay nixon
Good period drama if a bit studied. The performances couldn't be better though.
Alec Barniskis
Despite the distinct lack of non-stop casual cursing, Rattigan's play is actually the perfect material for Mamet to adapt (quick detailed filled dialogue,… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
Interesting period piece family portrait. Did the boy steal the money? The Winslow family goes through a lot. There are no easy answers. Interesting… More
Anthony Valletta
Too much action, away from the action, but the cast and dialog are quite good.