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A Sentence on The Good Soldier Schweik

Aspiring to wartime Loony Toons, and...failing.

Aspiring to wartime Looney Toons, and...failing.

As silly a film as you’ll ever see, The Good Soldier Schweik (Dobrý voják Svejk) (or anyway, part one of it) bounces through its very long 110-or-so minutes like an attempt to unify Chaplin and the Three Stooges with a socio-political bent, exhausting the viewer for its lack of substance and a sense of humor that would make a 12-year-old feel grown up (or maybe just don’t watch it first thing on an early morning).

This entry was published on September 24, 2009 at 10:49 am. It’s filed under 1950s Cinema, Czech(oslovakian) Film, One-Sentence Reviews and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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