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Actors of "Kind Hearts and Coronets"
Characters of "Kind Hearts and Coronets"
Directors of "Kind Hearts and Coronets"Robert HamerBirthdate: 31 March 1911, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England, UK
Creators of "Kind Hearts and Coronets"Roy HornimanBirthdate: 31 July 1872, Southsea, England, UKRobert HamerBirthdate: 31 March 1911, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England, UK
Critic Reviews of "Kind Hearts and Coronets"Time OutAugust 17, 2011
At once a witty comedy of manners, a grotesque serial-killer caper and an acerbic satire on the class system.Chicago ReaderSeptember 03, 2010
Robert Hamer's 1949 film is often cited as the definitive black, eccentric British comedy, yet it's several cuts better than practically anything else in the genre.VarietyMarch 26, 2009
Translation to a screen comedy has been effected with a mature wit.Time OutFebruary 09, 2006
It's a brilliantly cynical film without a hint of middle-class guilt or bitterness.New York TimesMay 20, 2003
The sly and adroit Mr. Guinness plays eight Edwardian fuddy-duds with such devastating wit and variety that he naturally dominates the film.Chicago Sun-TimesSeptember 27, 2002
Despite its murders and intrigues, its betrayals and blood feuds, Kind Hearts and Coronets has a dry and detached air.Daily Telegraph (UK)December 20, 2014
A high comedy that is enlivened with cynicism, loaded with dramatic irony and shot through with a suspicion of social satire.The SkinnySeptember 01, 2011
Shot through with pitch black humour and biting satire on both the moribund upper class and the grasping venality of the suburban middle class.Observer (UK)August 22, 2011
Hamer had a particular liking for the late-Victorian/Edwardian world and was a great Francophile.London Evening StandardAugust 19, 2011
Amazingly courageous for its day (1949) in combining bad taste with good comedy.GuardianAugust 18, 2011
This was Robert Hamer's masterpiece...Little White LiesAugust 18, 2011
Technically brilliant and savagely funny, serial killing has never looked so much fun.
Gallery of "Kind Hearts and Coronets"