This Land Is Mine
This Land Is Mine (1943)

A timorous instructor (Charles Laughton) is motivated to act against the Nazi occupation of his hometown and he becomes a hero in this drama by French director Jean Renoir.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 7, 1943
DVD Release Date: July 28, 1990
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Jean Renoir's 1943 film has its passionate defenders; the unfortunate thing, though, is that it needs them.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Fails to be as inspirational when viewed today as it probably was during its day.

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The best film of Renoir's wartime American exile is a moving tirade against Nazism that packs quite an emotional punch.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

One of his quietest and least startling.

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Derek Smith
Cinematic Reflections

It moves along like a well-oiled machine until the devestating final act ties all of the smaller stories together, making it's point without being overbearing or obvious.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

It should have been stronger drama than it is. But for the points it does make and its concept of man as a continuing vessel for freedom's fire, it is certainly well worth seeing. It comes close, even if doesn't quite hit the mark.

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TV Guide

There is no black and white, no good or evil. There is only grey, and, in that grey area, an understanding of the frailty of human nature.

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In "This Land Is Mine," lonely schoolteacher Albert(Charles Laughton, who is superb) finds there is something more frightening than his domineering… More