Chariots of Fire

directed by Hugh Hudson
Category: "Drama"
Year of Release:1981
Date Added:05/11/2005
Date Watched:02/03/2007
Description:Director Hugh Hudson's absorbing drama, based on a true story, deals with the personal struggles faced by two very different long-distance runners competing for Britain in the 1924 Paris Olympic Games. Like many great films, CHARIOTS OF FIRE takes its nominal subjects as occasions for much larger statements about human nature. -- Roger Ebert

My Rating:5

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Review - Chariots of Fire

I know nothing about the real-life characters, but as portrayed in this movie, they were annoying. Harold Abrahams was a whiner who pouted whenever he lost. Who knows what he would have done if he hadn't finally won an Olympic medal. Eric Liddell decided that God made him fast and that he would run for God's glory — which is fine. But then he refused to run in the race he was supposed to participate in because it was held on a Sunday. It's too bad he didn't understand grace — he could have been a much better testimony for Christ, supported the country that sent him to the Olympics and been a lot happier. As it turned out, another runner dropped out of his race to give Liddell a chance to compete, and he won. By that time, I just wanted the movie to be over.
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