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4.0 of 5 from 332 ratings
2h 4min
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Synopsis:
Set in 1962 America, 'Green Book' is inspired by the heart-warming true story of working-class Italian-American bouncer Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen) who accepts a job as chauffeur for world-class black pianist Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali). The mismatched pair embark on a two-month concert tour in the racially charged deep south where they face adversity at every turn but soon discover they're on the road to a unique and meaningful friendship.
Actors:
, , , , , , , , Maggie Nixon, , Jon Sortland, , , , , , Hudson Galloway, Gavin Lyle Foley, Rodolfo Vallelonga, Louis Venere
Directors:
Producers:
Jim Burke, Brian Hayes Currie, Nick Vallelonga, Charles B. Wessler, Peter Farrelly
Writers:
Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly
Others:
Brian Currie, Charles B. Wessler, Jim Burke, Patrick J. Don Vito
Studio:
EntertainmentOne
Genres:
Drama, New Releases
Awards:

2019 BAFTA Best Supporting Actor

2019 Oscar Best Supporting Actor

2019 Oscar Best Picture

2019 Oscar Best Original Screen Play

BBFC:
Release Date:
10/06/2019
Run Time:
124 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.00:1
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Bonus:
  • Virtuoso Performances
  • An Unforgettable Friendship
  • Going Beyond the 'Green Book'
BBFC:
Release Date:
10/06/2019
Run Time:
129 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.00:1
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Bonus:
  • Virtuoso Performances
  • An Unforgettable Friendship
  • Going Beyond the 'Green Book'
BBFC:
Release Date:
Unknown
Run Time:
132 minutes

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Reviews (5) of Green Book

Not a bad film but a poor copy. - Green Book review by AM

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A poor copy of a French film: Untouchable which is superior in every way, but probably this is a reasonable alternative if you don't like subtitles.

The transposition of the characters from black to white seems crass and unnecessary. The premise is good but why remake an already superb film?

This seems to be the American way - to subsume a plot and a language to satisfy the home market.  At best the US versions are perhaps as good as the original Japanese, Korean, British, French or Czech but few make this grade...most are pale imitations of the originals and this is no exception. Enjoyable only if you've never seen Untouchable.

0 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Mediocre, unmemorable, race-fixated pc road movie - Green Book review by PV

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The critics hated it when this won Best Picture Oscar 2019, and I agree that it's a mediocre movie - though deplore the race-obsessed over-rated director Spike Lee's tantrums. This movie is way better than any of his! I may try watching it again at some time to see if I revise my opinion, but I was bored watching this. Noting original or memorable here.

However, it was the same critics and campaigners who demanded more African-American voters in the Academy and more black Oscars, so this is what you get when you rig the voting.

For me, John C Reilly in STAN AND OLLIE should have won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar and the actress playing Stan's Russian wife should have won best supporting actress. It now seems true, however, that those who are not 'people of colour' are disadvantaged in winning Oscars, that merit is not the true judge any more - if it were was. The Oscars will become more irrelevant as a result, however, as have many awards which seemingly exist to promote 'diversity' (i.e. ensure the award doesn't go to any nasty supposedly privileged white man!). A shame really that these days merit is not all. Race politics and pc is what it's all about - % diversity, not talent.

It is what it is. 2 stars. Too race-fixated for my tastes.

Also, this is not a copy of superb French film 'Untouchable' - totally different story. UNTOUCHABLE is a great French film which was remade in the US as THE UPSIDE. Not this. Maybe the reviewer means DRIVING MISS DAISY which this does resemble?

0 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

OK maybe it is a bit trite.... but it's still a belting film! - Green Book review by PR

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...made so by both lead actors putting in an excellent performance. Apart from the odd twist the plot is predictable but it's no less enjoyable for that. To the critics who say it deals with 60's racism in the States in a glossy superficial way. Ok. Fair enough. But what we always seem to forget is that first and foremost a film is meant to entertain. A film that doesn't do that, on at least some level, is never going to get anywhere. And then you'd never even get the debate...

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

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