Beautifully shot but very dark. Not for sensitive kids.
| Original Score: 3/5
Here is surely Polanski, even more than Twist, face to face with the disappointing paternal figures of his helpless childhood who, for whatever reason, couldn't protect or save him.
| Original Score: 3/6
One of those movies that's sort of a hard sell for contemporary audiences, so unremittingly grim is its vision of society.
| Original Score: B
The performances are wonderfulKingsley, especiallyand the sets, costumes, and camerawork evoke a colorful period in English history.
| Original Score: 8/10
The film is a noble failure, but I can't imagine anyone coming to it for the first time wanting to take their eyes off it given the visual splendor of this disc.