A Night to Remember

Movie review by Brian Costello, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

1950s British take on Titanic tragedy is a masterpiece.

NR 1958 123 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 10+

A classic, but not memorable.

This movie is, no doubt, a classic, since it is from the late 1950s and is about an extremely significant event in our history: the sinking of the Titanic. However, I have seen a myriad of movies and have seen much better movies than this one. This depiction was a good try and had good accuracy, but as soon as the Titanic strikes the iceberg, the movie drags significantly, and a great portion of the movie is about the main sailors of the ship getting the passengers to safety using separate small boats. It therefore gets very boring, and I believe it is overly long and overly emotional, which made it more dramatic than serious and believable. It could have been shorter. It is also disappointing that it did not show the Titanic striking the iceberg on-screen. It just shows the Titanic approaching the iceberg and then water gushing into the boiler rooms. What also makes it boring is that it is not like “The Poseidon Adventure” from 1972 or its remake “Poseidon” from 2006, which both include intense and intoxicating peril. Despite it being a disappointing flick, it is educational in the sense that this catastrophe actually happened and it is okay for children to see it to stay informed about our history, and making more people aware of this event, as of other historical events is a positive message. Overall, I found it to be very disappointing and would not recommend it to anyone who doesn’t like to waste their time in movies.

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