Chariots of Fire
Released: 13/07/2012 Released in key citiesIt is, of course, an opportune time to give this 1981 classic a new run (pun intended) in cinemas. Winning four Oscars (including Best Picture), the film is based on the true story of two British runners competing at the 1924 games, both with personal motives. Its title theme, as we all know, is now almost as synonymous with epic sporting moments as Rocky's.
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Film4“Picked up four Oscars, and it's still easy to see why...” Lavish and uplifting sports movie driven by finely honed performances, and home to one of the most iconic sequences in 1980s British film...
Total Film “As much a historical relic as the medals it lionises...” Honestly, is any one out there really that keen to re-acquaint themselves with this airless saga of university toffs building themselves up to run for God and country at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris?...
Time Out“More sluggish than ever...” Oddly, for a film about triumph over adversity, there’s nothing as uplifting as the opening and closing jogs along a windswept beach...
The Independent“Its appeal lies in the two central performances...” A double layer of nostalgia is at work here, a film about character and principle in sport, forested with faces that look heartbreakingly young – too young to die...
Little White Lies“Still manages to retain a certain surface-level charm...” If you’re a lover of quality, innovative British cinema, you’d be very hard pressed to see Chariots of Fire as anything close to a classic...
Guardian“A deserved Olympic rerelease...” A bold, intelligent, romantic film with all the lineaments of a classic, and a score by Vangelis as instantly hummable as the music for Jaws...
The Telegraph“Doesn’t simply impress; it inspires...” Covers arduous ground — faith, conviction and history (both the making of it and the living up to it) — but it does so with the same courage and sincerity that drives the two young men at its heart...
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