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Lady Chatterley Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
July 6, 2007
All of the qualities its admirers see in the film are indeed there, and visible, but I was not much moved. Lawrence wrote much better novels that inspired much better movies...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine
June 22, 2007
Watching an emasculated member of the ruling class get cuckolded by a proletariat whets one's appetite for seeing the master-slave dialectic played out with more vigor on a less private and pastoral stage. Why not in Russian and at even greater length?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nick Schager
Cinematical
June 22, 2007
One. Of. The. Most. Sluggish. Erotic-Lit. Movies. Ever.
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
September 11, 2007
Devoting three hours to her isn't any more rewarding than two hours would have been.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Beth Accomando
KPBS.org
July 20, 2007
[Filmmaker Ferran] has created the oddity of a rather bland film about awakening sexuality.
Matt Bochenski
Little White Lies
August 24, 2007
Has nothing relevant to say to a modern audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
Kent Turner
Film-Forward.com
June 22, 2007
A quintessentially English novel has become a quintessentially French film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Keith Uhlich
House Next Door
May 4, 2007
A summa cum laude graduate of the Merchant-Ivory school of Classics Illustrated.
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
February 1, 2008
Alas...the lady comes across here as a simple-minded girl instead of an achingly vulnerable woman of possibilities.
Jason Clark
Slant Magazine
June 19, 2007
A turgid, droopy bore.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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
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Tasha Robinson
AV Club
June 21, 2007
It's fairly baffling to see a story about animal desires presented with such a lack of animal immediacy.
Full Review | Original Score: C
David Noh
Film Journal International
June 20, 2007
A soft-core French chick flick, all glossy prettiness, with the depth of a puddle.
Pam Grady
Reel.com
July 14, 2007
Lady Chatterley is nearly three hours long, a punishing length for such a lethargic film. Julien Hirsch's cinematography and Constance's beloved woods are gorgeous, but pretty pictures are not enough when the drama is so inert.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
July 19, 2007
Paradoxically for a film about unchecked sexuality, it never comes alive. Unless you come to it already fascinated by the story, there's not much in this dull, dutiful dramatization to win you over.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Sean 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
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
Neil Smith
thelondonpaper
August 24, 2007
About as arousing as Ann Widdecombe in a thong.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
August 24, 2007
It lumbers rather than soars, feeling dry and desiccated despite all the greenery and pink skin on display.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Bob Mondello
NPR.org
October 18, 2008
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Peg Aloi
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
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Lisa Nesselson
Variety
February 18, 2011
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 18, 2007

Sydney Morning Herald
August 31, 2007
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