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      Around the World in 80 Days

      G Released Oct 17, 1956 2h 50m Comedy Drama List
      72% Tomatometer 43 Reviews 57% Audience Score 25,000+ Ratings Victorian-era Englishman Phileas Fogg (David Niven) proclaims before his fellow members of a London gentleman's club that he can circumnavigate the globe in a mere 80 days, further boasting that he will bet the princely sum of 20,000 pounds on the success of his endeavor. With his stalwart manservant Passepartout (Cantinflas) alongside, he goes forth on his adventure, pursued by a dogged Police Inspector (Robert Newton) who suspects Fogg of chicanery. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      It's undeniably shallow, but its cheerful lack of pretense -- as well as its grand scale and star-stuffed cast -- help make Around the World in 80 Days charmingly light-hearted entertainment.

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      Times (UK) Staff Times (UK) Outstanding in the long part of Mr. Fogg's faithful valet, Passepartout, is Cantinflas, a sad-faced comedian with a delightful economy of gesture and expression, who adds just the right note of implausibility to the whole highly improbable affair. Aug 27, 2020 Full Review James Berardinelli ReelViews With its lazy, somnambulant pace and endless stream of cameos, Around the World in 80 Days seems to be unfolding in real time. Rated: 2.5/4 Oct 2, 2018 Full Review TIME Staff TIME Magazine The wonder is that this Polyphemus of productions does not simply collapse of its own overweight; but, thanks principally to Showman Todd, the picture skips along with an amazing lightness. Feb 18, 2009 Full Review Mark Johnson Awards Daily An elongated, swollen film, somehow both frantic and plodding, with more cameos than substance, 80 Days is an extravaganza with little to do other than entertain. But it knows that and isn’t really trying to be anything else. Jun 27, 2023 Full Review Dilys Powell Sunday Times (UK) Around the World in Eighty Days is like a serial; a serial in brilliant Technicolor and a system by now called, I believe, Cinestage, ending in the most ingenious credits I have ever seen. It is a journey through scenes where the sun is aways shining. Aug 9, 2022 Full Review Robert Bingham The Reporter It’s just about the most delightful way of spending three hours that I can think of offhand. At last the wide screen and full-color films have been used to make a picture that is worthy of them and appropriate to them. Feb 10, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Alec B The scope of the production, while innovative for the time, no longer covers for the overlong and dull narrative. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/10/24 Full Review Logan J It is woefully underwhelming but it is cheery and fun to watch. I personally think that the book was much better but that can be said about many movies adapted from novels. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 12/01/23 Full Review liam k I applaud this movie for its decadence and epic scope. There are many epic scenarios, including bullfights in Spain, Hindu religious ceremonies in India, and a pursuit by Native Americans in the United States. Watching them all is a lot of fun, and the cinematography is excellent as well. The grandiose size of this film is somewhat indicative of the 1950s, which is why I believe it hasn't held up well over time. It is devoid of any supporting material. The characters are all uninteresting. For a three hour adventure film, the plot is quite simple. Of course, the humorous elements have aged as well. This film would likely benefit from being at least a half-hour shorter than it currently is. Note: with entr'acte and exit music [3HR 3MIN] Rated 3 out of 5 stars 12/27/22 Full Review a m Too long by over an hour. It's more of a travelogue than an adventure film. I'm sure 1950s audience appreciated the chance to see the world, but I could have done with just the highlights. One of the weaker Best Picture winners. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review christopher c. m At slightly over 3 hours long, I think there's at least 20-40 minutes of the unimportant or annoying parts that could have been cut out. Plus it was made in 1956 and first published in 1872, so there are some jokes and elements that modern oversensitive minds might find offensive. But it was a product of the times the story came out. I never read the book it might have been worse on the stereotypes and less than sensitive jokes. Also, no spoilers, but the ending was a tad of a disappointment. The one place that could have used a couple of more minutes. But there are plenty of laughs and it's well acted. Also, you can tell this had money behind it. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Such a bad movie, plot holes, horrible editing, not funny and so many unnecessary cameos. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Victorian-era Englishman Phileas Fogg (David Niven) proclaims before his fellow members of a London gentleman's club that he can circumnavigate the globe in a mere 80 days, further boasting that he will bet the princely sum of 20,000 pounds on the success of his endeavor. With his stalwart manservant Passepartout (Cantinflas) alongside, he goes forth on his adventure, pursued by a dogged Police Inspector (Robert Newton) who suspects Fogg of chicanery.
      Director
      Michael Anderson
      Producer
      Michael Todd
      Screenwriter
      Jules Verne, James Poe, John Farrow
      Distributor
      Warner Home Vídeo, United Artists, Warner Bros.
      Production Co
      Michael Todd Company
      Rating
      G
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 17, 1956, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 29, 2017
      Runtime
      2h 50m
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Magnetic Stereo 6 Track, Mono
      Aspect Ratio
      70mm, Scope (2.35:1)
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