Their Finest
Their Finest (2017)

The year is 1940, London. With the nation bowed down by war, the British ministry turns to propaganda films to boost morale at home. Realizing their films could use "a woman's touch," the ministry hires Catrin Cole (Gemma… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 7, 2017
DVD Release Date: July 11, 2017
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Carried along by a winning performance from Gemma Arterton, Their Finest smoothly combines comedy and wartime drama to crowd-pleasing effect.

Abbey Bender
Village Voice

Stories to inspire a nation have long made up a sizable percentage of Hollywood schlock, and Their Finest deserves credit for exploring a woman's role in such an effort.

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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

"Their Finest" is a charming and thoughtful movie, about people making a charming and thoughtful movie.

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Jason Di Rosso
The Final Cut

The Danish director pulls tears and laughs from the material, and touches on social issues that a contemporary audience will appreciate.

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James Berardinelli

Although the narrative for Their Finest occasionally rambles ... it is by-and-large a stirring drama that incorporates lighter moments with scenes of deeply felt tragedy.

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

Could've been 'War, Actually' - but this witty, sophisticated and unexpectedly sober romcom never falls into the obvious traps.

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Matthew Bond
The Mail on Sunday (UK)

Claflin, still only 30, quietly dominates every scene he is in, while Arterton is as good here as she has ever been. Better, even. But it's the supporting performances that make Their Finest such a joy for those who enjoy top-flight acting.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Drenched in a sweet nostalgia that only very rarely tips into sentimentality.

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Peter Keough
Boston Globe

At its best, which is often, Their Finest... manipulates appearance and reality, relief and recognition, with exquisite finesse. As befits a film about making films.

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Lisa Jensen
Good Times Santa Cruz

Their Finest realizes it may not be able to achieve all of its conflicting objectives, as the bombs rain down around them. But [Lone] Scherfig's film continues to engage and surprise us with its wit, skill, and heartfelt emotion.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
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"They don't make movies like they used to ..." goes the common complaint, but here is a work that directly contradicts that. Set in wartime… More
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Movies about making movies tend to lend themselves to a bit more depth. Paralleling the act of creation with the creation itself gives a level of self-awareness… More
Nate Zoebl
Their Finest (not to be confused with Their Finest Hours, even though this is based on a book called Their Finest Hour and a Half) is a disarmingly sweet and… More
Luke Eberhardt
Being released the same year as Christopher Nolan's 'Dunkirk' coming in July, it seems a little coincidental similar referenced film is also… More