‘Queen and Country’ Review: Carry On Laughing, Learning and Loving

February 26, 2015 10:01 PM

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‘Queen and Country’ Review: Carry On Laughing, Learning and Loving

In an industry afflicted by sequelitis, it has taken John Boorman almost three decades to make the sequel to his much-cherished “Hope and Glory,” but “Queen and Country” turns out to be well worth the wait.

Both films are autobiographical. The first, released in 1987, was radiantly funny, a view of the London blitz during World War II through the eyes of a young English boy, Bill Rohan, who adores all the lethal excitement. The follow-up draws its comparatively broad humor—and historical resonance, and...

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