I strongly agree that this film gets needlessly slammed for all sorts of unfair reasons. Yes, there were better films made in 1933, but then you'd have to hold that against just about every other Best Picture winner in every other year as well! Also, the attitudes towards class are out of date, but were still quite prevalent in 1933; why hold that against the movie, just because we've moved on in our culture? The plot is basically just a framework to stitch together a tapestry of the changes in England over the last 35 or so years prior to the film's present, but its serviceable. I admired the film's impressive production design, the great use of montage, several large-scale crowd scenes came off well and Ursula Jeans gives a fine rendition of Coward's "Twentieth Century Blues". All in all, not by any stretch of the imagination the best film of the 30's, but an entertaining Anglophile's spectacle, undeserving of the scorn habitually heaped upon it.