I enjoyed 3 things whilst watching The Quiet Man: Its energetic score, the gorgeous Irish countryside, and the bean burger I ate in front of it. We follow John Wayne as he travels to Ireland and attempts to woo a strong-willed woman whose brother isn’t keen on a Yank dropping in. The Quiet Man is burdened with annoying characters, an overlong runtime, and expected but distractingly dated technology. The romance isn’t properly developed, the painted backgrounds and overall image quality have aged poorly, and its 2 hour, 9 minute duration feels like 3. Download the score, skip the film. 2/5.
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