Hope and Glory

Hope and Glory

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A semi-autobiographical, coming-of-age tale about a young boy's adventures during the Blitz in World War II while his wider family copes with the devastation of war. More

Written and directed by John Boorman (Deliverance).

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1987Rating: PG, Low level violence.118 minsUSA, UKColumbia Pictures Corporation
ComedyDramaWar

Hope and Glory | Awards

Award Winner
The film won Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical at the Golden Globes in 1988, and Susan Wooldridge was awarded a Best Actress in a Supporting Role BAFTA for her performance.

Hope and Glory | Reviews

96%24 reviews

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Hope and Glory has a luminous look and a period feeling that's both unusual and convincing...

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Sight & Sound

Sight & Sound

(Boorman's) child’s-eye view of one family’s war in the suburbs of London paints an unexpectedly warm and rosy picture.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Boorman's film reflects, with affection and humour, how the chaos of family life persists amid the chaos of war.

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Time Out

Time Out

(It) is subversively light on the blood, sweat, tears and sacrifice, and a joy throughout.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

A portrait of World War II that had never been seen on film before (and hasn’t since)...

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

There's not a false performance or a flawed moment in this unexpected and unpredictable movie...

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Brilliantly evocative and warmly comic...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Twee leanings aside, there is plenty of warmth here for a time that always needs remembering...

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TV Guide

TV Guide

A wonderful film, an intelligent, heartfelt, personal, and marvelously entertaining look at what it was like to grow up in wartorn England.

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