MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 54,523 this week

Is It Always Right to Be Right? (1970)

6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 156 users  
Reviews: 8 user

The world is divided into factions, on opposite sides of issues; each side is, of course, right. And so the gap between the people grows, until someone challenges the absolutist view of what's "right."

Director:

Writer:

(as Warren H. Schmidt Ph.D)
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 79 titles
created 29 May 2011
 
a list of 1196 titles
created 12 Aug 2011
 
a list of 128 titles
created 19 Feb 2012
 
a list of 3953 titles
created 16 Mar 2013
 
a list of 29 titles
created 17 Jun 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Is It Always Right to Be Right? (1970)

Is It Always Right to Be Right? (1970) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Is It Always Right to Be Right?.
Won 1 Oscar. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Tango (1981)
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Director: Zbigniew Rybczynski
Balance (1989)
Animation | Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A group of fishermen on a precariously balanced platform fight over a trunk.

Directors: Christoph Lauenstein, Wolfgang Lauenstein
Ryan (2004)
Documentary | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The movie talks about the life of Ryan Larkin, a gifted Canadian animator of the late '60s and the early '70s.

Director: Chris Landreth
Stars: Ryan Larkin, Chris Landreth, Felicity Fanjoy
The Critic (1963)
Animation | Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Mel Brooks is an old man watching abstract animations. He doesn't understand them, so he heckles with strange commentary, to the annoyance of those around him.

Director: Ernest Pintoff
Stars: Mel Brooks
Abe (2013)
Short | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

ABE is a tense, psychological horror about a robot who's looking for love in all the wrong places.

Director: Rob McLellan
Stars: Sam Hoare, Claire Huskisson, Emily Baxter
The Milky Way (1940)
Comedy | Animation | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The Three Little Kittens tie helium balloons to a basket and travel up to the Milky Way, which is filled with all the milk they can drink.

Director: Rudolf Ising
Stars: Bernice Hansen
Romance | Thriller | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

On the eve of WWII, a young American reporter tries to expose enemy agents in London.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall
Short | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

An old fisherman goes out on his fishing trip and makes a huge catch, the biggest of his life.

Director: Aleksandr Petrov
Stars: Gordon Pinsent, Kevin Duhaney, Yôji Matsuda
Animation | Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A man visiting a museum sees the works of art come to life.

Directors: Bob Gardiner, Will Vinton
Stars: Todd Oleson, Holly Johnson
The Hole (1962)
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Two men discuss the nature of accidents and the possibility of nuclear war.

Director: John Hubley
Stars: Dizzy Gillespie, George Mathews
The Device I (2012)
Short | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A man journeys to a place where he's never been before.

Director: Claude Lee Sadik
Destino (2003)
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

To a song of love lost and rediscovered, a woman sees and undergoes surreal transformations. Her lover's face melts off, she dons a dress from the shadow of a bell and becomes a dandelion, ... See full summary »

Director: Dominique Monfery
Stars: Jennifer Esposito, Dora Luz
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Narrator (voice)
Edit

Storyline

The world is divided into factions, on opposite sides of issues; each side is, of course, right. And so the gap between the people grows, until someone challenges the absolutist view of what's "right."

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Animation | Short

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

November 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Siempre es correcto ser correcto?  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Yes, it is a bit preachy but it's still a wonderful cartoon.
14 September 2009 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I can't compare this film to the other two Oscar nominees for 1971, as they apparently are not available. I assume that IS IT ALWAYS RIGHT TO BE RIGHT? was the best film, as it won...plus I really liked the film--even though it may seem a tad preachy.

This cartoon is about all the negative and polarizing issues we were confronted with in America at the time--racism,the generation gap, the war in Vietnam, etc.. In dealing with these issues, the film takes an amazingly neutral view--and suggests we all do the same. Now this does NOT mean that we should necessarily allow evil, but that we should all learn not to be so dogmatic and try to see the truth in both sides of the issue. In other words, seldom, if ever, is one side 100% right and being "right" should not be the goal but learning to understand and cooperate. It's all told through a parable and it's very clever. While it's all a bit obvious and perhaps preachy, the message is a good one and this film was incredibly timely back when it debuted.

As for the animation style, it ain't much to look at, but this was the case for all animation at the time. Simplistic backgrounds, low frame-rates and hastily drawn characters were all the norm, so I can't really penalize the film too much--it was a product of the times.

Fortunately, in addition to the nice message, clever parable and decent artwork, the film makers were also able to persuade Orson Welles to narrate--giving the film some clout and a touch of class.

Overall, a nice film--one that I wouldn't mind seeing again sometime.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Is It Always Right to Be Right? (1970) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?