Brief Encounter 1945

Critics score:
89 / 100

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Bosley Crowther, New York Times: An uncommonly good little picture -- and one which is frankly designed to appeal to that group of film-goers who are provoked by the 'usual movie tripe.' Read more

Don Druker, Chicago Reader: Rarely rises above the level of the old women's magazines. Read more

Dave Calhoun, Time Out: Some films don't age well, and no doubt Brief Encounter had more of an emotional effect in the social climate of post-war Britain. Read more

Tom Huddleston, Time Out: One of the most vivid, impassioned and painfully believable love stories ever committed to celluloid. Read more

Keith Uhlich, Time Out: Sheer perfection-the gold standard of tragic romances whose influence can still be seen to this day. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: Cyril Raymond manages to invest the stodgy character with a lovable quality. Read more