Glorious 39

Glorious 39

Glorious 39

Conspiracy thriller spinning a mysterious yarn about the formidable Keyes - a traditional British family - on the eve of World War Two, thrown into turmoil when the daughter stumbles secret recordings of the pro-appeasement movement...

Anne Keyes (Atonement's Romola Garai) is a politically naive movie star and adopted daughter of a rich Tory MP (Bill Nighy), living at a country estate in Norfolk, England. In the summer of 1939, she stumbles across an establishment plot involving the SIS and the aristocracy. They'll stop at nothing, including blackmail and assassination, to keep Britain from going to war, and when war breaks out, to making peace with Nazi Germany.

2009129 minsUK
DramaThrillerRomanceWarHistorical
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period piece pleases

I enjoyed Garai's performance and the atmospheric swell of pre-war Britain. It's a place that still believed in itself. I would have liked a little bit more why, that is what motivated the characters of Nighy, et al., to do what they did re: appeasing Hitler. I thought the fate of the boyfriend was a bit over the top, but it certainly added to the...

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Glorious 39

Just PLEASE tell me where Glorious 39 is playing in the Wellington area!!!!!!!!!!

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Total Film

Total Film

press

Poliakoff's conspiracy thriller about Hitler-pleasers and appalling aristos comes with all the bucolic loveliness you'd expect. But its biggest boost comes from Garai, whose fragile, hypnotic turn should make the actress a gong contender.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A ripping, old-school conspiracy thriller.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

The increasingly camp air of menace is actually pretty enjoyable.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Stupendous turn from Romola Garai in the lead role but, while this sets up intrigue and atmosphere well, the plot devices creak audibly towards the end.

3.0
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Total Film

Total Film

press

Poliakoff's conspiracy thriller about Hitler-pleasers and appalling aristos comes with all the bucolic loveliness you'd expect. But its biggest boost comes from Garai, whose fragile, hypnotic turn should make the actress a gong contender.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A ripping, old-school conspiracy thriller.

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

The increasingly camp air of menace is actually pretty enjoyable.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Stupendous turn from Romola Garai in the lead role but, while this sets up intrigue and atmosphere well, the plot devices creak audibly towards the end.

3.0
0

period piece pleases

I enjoyed Garai's performance and the atmospheric swell of pre-war Britain. It's a place that still believed in itself. I would have liked a little bit more why, that is what motivated the characters of Nighy, et al., to do what they did re: appeasing Hitler. I thought the fate of the boyfriend was a bit over the top, but it certainly added to the...

4.0
0

Glorious 39

Just PLEASE tell me where Glorious 39 is playing in the Wellington area!!!!!!!!!!

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