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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.'
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.
One of the most vivid, impassioned and painfully believable love stories ever committed to celluloid.
Sheer perfection-the gold standard of tragic romances whose influence can still be seen to this day.
Cyril Raymond manages to invest the stodgy character with a lovable quality.