The Best Years of Our Lives

Three World War II veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.
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  • ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 1.37:1
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 50 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: December 22, 2020
  • Originally Released: 1946
  • Label: Warner Archives

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Certified Fresh96%

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 10,770
Profoundly and sensitively balances the private demons of scarred veterans and the press of public policies that leave their mark on daily life.
New Yorker
Jun 2, 2014
By all rights, the homecoming drama The Best Years of Our Lives should have been another well intentioned film left to the dated dustbins of history, but World War II vet William Wyler put more soul into this picture than anything else in his career. Full Review
Stream on Demand
Oct 6, 2017
Rating: 4/5 -- [A] powerful, if cumbersome prestige picture. Full Review
Time Out
Jun 3, 2014
The Best Years of Our Lives is full of visually poetic scenes that speak louder than words ever could. Full Review
Boulder Weekly
Jun 21, 2019
Rating: 3/5 -- In our own era of continuous armed conflicts, innocent deaths and PTSD, the public's naiveté about the "glories" of war has long since faded to black... Full Review
JWR
Jun 16, 2016
Rating: 10/10 -- If you haven't seen 'The Best Years of Our Lives' don't wait as long as I did to give it a watch. You will be rewarded by a moving story of love, family, and the ability of the human spirit to turn the worst years into the best. Full Review
rachelsreviews.net
Jul 10, 2019
William Wyler's heartbreaking postwar ballad seems even more radical today than it did in its Oscar-thick heyday. It's as non-propagandistic as an unemployment line. Full Review
Village Voice
Feb 22, 2015

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This Academy Award-winning drama recounts the problems faced by three returning veterans after WWII as they attempt to pick up the threads of their lives.
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