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Lady Chatterley Reviews

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
August 24, 2007
Based on DH Lawrence's second version of this story (he wrote three), this film takes a much more intimate, sensual and natural approach to the familiar story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Derek Malcolm
This is London
August 24, 2007
A sensitive and entirely believable love story, as far from most of the other filmed versions as it is possible to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Neil Smith
thelondonpaper
August 24, 2007
About as arousing as Ann Widdecombe in a thong.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
August 24, 2007
Not the soft-core romp one might expect but a drama of thoughtful, touching poignancy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
August 24, 2007
Set aside any lingering preconceptions you might have about Lawrence, and prepare to be entranced.
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
August 24, 2007
The best French film of recent memory.
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
August 24, 2007
This isn't so much Beauty and the Beast as Beauty and the Dull Bloke.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Sun Online
August 24, 2007
A pity that the director did not devote more of the two hours and 48 minutes to satisfying cinemagoers minds, rather than constantly showing Parkin satisfying Lady Chatterley.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kevin Maher
Times (UK)
August 24, 2007
There comes a point in the highly lauded and award-winning French language Lady Chatterley that you want to scream: "Just shag him already! It's only sex!".
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
August 24, 2007
Probably more one for arthouse fans, Lady Chatterley lingers in the mind not because of all that nudity - and there's a lot - but because it's so beautifully made.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 24, 2007
Unhurried in its pacing, Ferran's film is gentle in its nature, allowing the narrative to unfold as gradually as the feelings between Constance Chatterley and her lover. An intimate expression of love and sexuality, it's a triumphant piece of work.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jamie Russell
BBC.com
August 24, 2007
Lays on the rudeness with gusto earning its 18 certificate, while teasing out the story's themes of nature, sex and class conflict with elegant intelligence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Jenkins
Total Film
August 24, 2007
Feran favours intellectual showboating over subtlety, slathering this poorly paced and cripplingly long film in primitive symbolism, meaningful gazes and pensive longueurs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Bochenski
Little White Lies
August 24, 2007
Has nothing relevant to say to a modern audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine
August 24, 2007
Pascale Ferran as the first female director to adapt this notorious novel absorbs her successful vision with a uniquely romantic vibe.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Sean P. Means
Film.com
August 23, 2007
The relationship ...becomes more intriguing somewhere in the movie's third hour, but getting to that point is too much of a chore.
| Original Score: 2/4
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
August 23, 2007
Engaging, strikingly photographed and packing a powerful emotional punch, Lady Chatterley is an award winning drama with terrific performances from its three leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michael Sragow
Baltimore Sun
August 17, 2007
Few films even try to render the full range of emotions and sensations in female sexuality as the aptly titled Lady Chatterley, directed and co-written by a Frenchwoman, Pascale Ferran.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
August 11, 2007
Like a sprawling afternoon spent reading Lawrence, Ferran's film is a welcome and often enthralling escape -- for Connie, and for us.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Emily S. Mendel
culturevulture.net
July 23, 2007
Though the film, which runs for over two and a half hours, is at least an hour too long, there are several lovely scenes of Constance's sexual awakening that today seem more innocent than erotic, although they are frankly sexual.
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