Chariots of FireA film is directed by Hugh Hudson and starring Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nicholas Farrell, follows two rivals (Britons Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell). Harold & Eric are both naturally talented sprinters, however the approach running and how it fits into their believes differently - one a Jew and the other a Christian. They take part in 1924 Olympics.Keywords:
Actors of "Chariots of Fire"
Directors of "Chariots of Fire"
Hugh HudsonBirthdate: 25 August 1936, London, England, UK
Creators of "Chariots of Fire"
Colin WellandBirthdate: 4 July 1934, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, UK
Critic Reviews of "Chariots of Fire"
Washington PostAugust 04, 2015
Despite its bombastic tendencies, Chariots has a healthy glow that's charming.
Time OutFebruary 21, 2015
Oddly, for a film about triumph over adversity, there's nothing as uplifting as the opening and closing jogs along a windswept beach.
New York Daily NewsFebruary 17, 2015
A movie that, with the help of Vangelis Papathanassiou's wonderfully stirring music, lifts the spirits to a new high.
TIME MagazineAugust 01, 2008
Like every element in this picture, the actors look right; they seem to emerge from the past, instead of being pasted on to it, as so many characters in historical movies seem to be.
VarietyMarch 26, 2007
No imbalance mars the pic, whose cross-the-board achievement lifts it to an impressive level of unified accomplishment.
The SpectatorAugust 04, 2015
It is an affirmation of clouded and second-hand values -- and, as a result, it becomes vulgar.
London Evening StandardFebruary 21, 2015
The film is not just about the race between Abrahams, the Jewish law student (Ben Cross), and Scottish missionary Eric Liddell (the late Ian Charleson). It's a character study and a social history too.
Times (UK)February 21, 2015
From the opening scene of pale young men racing barefoot along the beach, full of hope and elation, backed by Vangelis's now famous anthem, the film is utterly compelling.
CineVueFebruary 21, 2015
The appeal will always be there for people to revisit Hudson's award-winner in a year of both the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics, despite perhaps being remembered a little too fondly.
Daily StarFebruary 25, 2014
This 31-year-old Oscar winning true-life drama climaxing at the 1924 games proved a winner all the way. And it still is.
Christian Science MonitorFebruary 25, 2014
Vigorous but rather scattered.
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