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Lady Chatterley Reviews

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Jon Frosch
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

I was lulled by the gentleness of the film, and struck by how closely Ferran observes her characters, as well as how modern and subtle her insights are.

Full Review Source: The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

September 12, 2010
Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 3/5

August 7, 2008
Don Willmott

extremely suspenseful

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 16, 2008
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

O que poderia ser mais belo do que testemunhar dois seres humanos redescobrindo a alegria de viver apenas através do prazer originado por seus toques mútuos?

Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena | Original Score: 4/5

January 16, 2008
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 4/5

December 7, 2007
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Pascale Ferran's lovely, 161-minute adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's 1928 novel moves with its own unique rhythm.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

November 29, 2007
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Full-frontal nudity fights a losing battle for screen time with lingering shots of squirrels, lizards, ferns, moss and other less salacious aspects of the natural world in 'Lady Chatterley,' a movie that is extremely generous toward its characters.

Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 3/4

November 9, 2007
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

Leave it to the French to deliver the best film version ever of D.H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

November 2, 2007
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

Lusty D.H. Lawrence adaptation for adults only.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

October 22, 2007
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Although the film is capable of sustaining our interest throughout, the viewer may find it lacking in some of the transcendence Lady Chatterley's lust is supposed to inspire.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3/5

September 21, 2007
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
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Excellent performances by everyone involved help you overlook the incongruity of French-speaking actors in traditional English settings.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 3/4

September 14, 2007
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

I can certainly recommend the experience of having seen "Lady Chatterley." The experience of actually seeing it, however -- all 168 leisurely paced minutes of it -- doesn't generate quite as much enthusiasm.

Full Review Source: Capital Times (Madison, WI) | Original Score: 3/4

September 6, 2007
Philip French
Observer [UK]

This is an attractive, involving film with an excellent performance from Hands as the sensible woman standing between two men incapable of transcending conventional notions of power and male domination.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

September 1, 2007
Susan Walker
Toronto Star
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Director Pascale Ferran is true to the spirit of the book and gives us an eyeful, of both the glorious countryside and the lovers' physiques.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 31, 2007
Carla Meyer
Sacramento Bee

Though the film always engages -- even at nearly three hours -- it rarely enlightens.

| Original Score: 3/4

August 31, 2007
Marta Barber
Miami Herald
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The beautiful scenery complements the intimate scenes even as the story becomes something we've all seen and read in so many books and films. Yet, its candid conversations about sexuality are what places Lawrence's protagonist in a class by herself.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

August 31, 2007
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies

The acting is all good.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies | Original Score: 3/5

August 31, 2007
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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A picture about passion that invites none, a picture far easier to admire than to adore.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

August 31, 2007
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

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 Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 4/5

August 24, 2007
Derek Malcolm
This is London

A sensitive and entirely believable love story, as far from most of the other filmed versions as it is possible to be.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 4/5

August 24, 2007
Lisa Nesselson
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February 18, 2011
Peg Aloi
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
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October 18, 2008
Bob Mondello
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October 18, 2008

Sydney Morning Herald
August 31, 2007

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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August 18, 2007
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