Ryan's Daughter

Ryan's Daughter

Robert Mitchum
Director: David Lean Cast: Robert Mitchum
Robert Mitchum
, Trevor Howard
Trevor Howard
, Sarah Miles
Sarah Miles
David Lean

DVD (Special Edition / Wide Screen)

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Ryan's Daughter 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Yes, it's David Lean at his most self-indulgent, but RYAN'S DAUGHTER contains so much that is superb that the movie's flaws (and there are many) fall, if not by the wayside, then temporarily into cinematographer Freddie young's gorgeous seascapes. It is only after viewing the film that plot inconsistencies and character motivations become somewhat suspect. The movie was savaged by many critics upon its initial release (probably the worst reviewed film of Lean's distinguished career) mostly because all the time and expense in making it produced what seemed to appear as an inconsequential tale buried under the trappings of a costly production with a running time of 192 minutes. The story of a lustful irish lass who idolizes her former school teacher, a middle-aged widower (superbly played by Robert Mitchum), marries him and then goes on to have an affair with the newly appointed commander of the local British garrison would make for an interesting two hour movie at the most. RYAN'S DAUGHTER lasts nearly as long as DOCTOR ZHIVAGO and the film's dramatic impact is compromised by it's killer length. Nevertheless, if this movie is a failure, it is a grand one. Steeped in romanticism, well acted, brilliantly photographed and scored and last but not least directed by David Lean with his own signature view of the world, RYAN'S DAUGHTER is some kind of ersatz classic: not the 24 carat success Lean hoped it would be but still a testament to his incredible directorial skills.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Should be on DVD!!!!! Why isn't it????
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Ryan's Daughter', a film to be seen ONLY on a giant wide screen, may have suffered so much negative reaction from critics because they were expecting another 'cast-of-thousands' super-spectacle similar to previous David Lean efforts. The film is actually a much more intimate sort of drama. The 'spectacular' elements are the glorious scenic and meteorological visuals that form the backdrop for this moving tale. Why this gem is not available on a widescreen DVD is a sad little mystery. Serious home-theater buffs are in for a great treat if it ever comes out in this format!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Spectacular photography in the David Lean tradition. The story is compelling and timeless. Needs to be reformatted into DVD to appreciate the greatness of this movie over looked by the ctitics. I rate it as David Lean's masterpiece.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Why can't we have this incredible film on DVD?????? It seems to be the kind of film that DVD and surround sound was invented for! Can you imagine the storm and the music in surround sound???? Please??????????????
Guest More than 1 year ago
Awesome movie; large in scope yes, but in an old world intimate way. Needs to be released on DVD. Best non-computer generated storm on film.
Guest More than 1 year ago
critics hated Lean because of his genius and old-fashioned romanticism
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a thought provoking movie that studies the pychology of human nature.It has beautiful scenery, a phenomenal cast, and a fabulous story of passion, desire, and love in the midst of political turmoil. I've seen it a dozen times and still find something new in it each time. Sara Miles is wonderful as the confused young woman.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My headline states it all. This is an extremely intriguing movie of beautiful landscapes, passion and romance with an edge, war-time period, and humanity and the problems there-in. I saw this when it first came out in the early 70s, and it still remains my favorite.