The Importance of Being Earnest Reviews

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Philip Horne
Daily Telegraph
May 5, 2014
The perfect cast - Michael Redgrave, Michael Denison, Margaret Rutherford - and the perfect director (Anthony Asquith) know just how seriously (not very) to take this amoral satire on society's falsity.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
February 8, 2012
For an audience that takes pleasure in the all-too-rare art of faithful adaptations that vivify rather than embalming their sources [...] Asquith's conservative handling is just what the confirmed and secret Bunburyist ordered.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
December 28, 2008
One is left to appreciate the zingers and spirited performances in this understandably enduring comedy of mistaken identities and romantic entanglements.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
July 30, 2002
Civilized comedy has never been more civilized -- or as preposterously funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 18, 2002
A very competent and enjoyable rendition of Oscar Wilde's most witty play from 1895.
Full Review | Original Score: B
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
June 30, 2002
Asquith, an expert in comedy ..., knows just how to let Wilde's drawing-room farce play out to maximum effectiveness with a minimum of intrusion
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
June 16, 2002
The most important and beloved version of the play
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Arthur Lazere
culturevulture.net
January 1, 2000
It is frothy and it floats ever gently over its lovable characters.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 17, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
April 7, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
October 10, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5

TV Guide's Movie Guide
July 30, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Jamie Gillies
Apollo Guide
October 19, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 86/100
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 7, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
David Poland
Hot Button
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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Variety
March 10, 2009
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New York Times
October 31, 2006
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
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