• Scandal
    1 minutes 56 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008


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Scandal Reviews

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Sheila Benson
Los Angeles Times
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The film holds because of the brilliance of Hurt and the fascination of Whalley-Kilmer, as well as the sly, tongue-in-cheek viciousness of Bridget Fonda's Mandy Rice-Davies.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 8, 2013
Margaret Moser
Austin Chronicle

In Scandal director Caton-Jones has faithfully recreated early Sixties swinging London, with its East End nightlife, ska clubs, and girls galore.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle

May 8, 2013
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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Scandal is an express tour of the Profumo affair that moves with a pop historian's revisionist swagger and plays like News of the World headlines set to early '60s rock 'n' roll.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

May 8, 2013

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Instead of sleaze, director Caton-Jones and screenwriter Michael Thomas deliver a vindication of the affair's chief scapegoats -- Ward and Keeler -- in the form of a two-hour nostalgia trip, with some complex and powerful performances.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

May 8, 2013
Jon Fortgang

A quality cast, polished writing and the atmospheric evocation of Soho and Whitehall sleaze make for a powerful depiction of Ward's fall from grace.

Full Review Source: Film4

May 8, 2013

Empire Magazine

If you're familiar with the scandal in question, this does an excellent job in unravelling what it was actually all about.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine

May 8, 2013
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News

The movie is at its best when examining the complex character of Ward

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Daily News

May 8, 2013
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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The greatest virtue of the filmmakers' straightforward approach is that it avoids the obvious pitfall of pretentiousness.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel

May 8, 2013
Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
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Caton-Jones is not the most stylistically assured of filmmakers, but his ability with actors is obvious. For this project, that is enough to turn the flat conventions of the docudrama into something resembling life.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 8, 2013
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

A well made but emotionally unengaging look at one of the most famous sex scandals of 20th century Britain.

Full Review Source: Three Movie Buffs | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 27, 2011
Variety Staff
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Hurt is excellent as the charming but shallow Ward.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 26, 2009
Stephen Garrett
Time Out
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Caton-Jones' first feature is a serious, almost low-key affair, strong on period detail and imbued with a sense of genuine outrage.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

November 7, 2005
Emanuel Levy

| Original Score: 3/5

May 31, 2005
Kent Turner

| Original Score: 3/5

February 11, 2005
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 4/5

October 17, 2003
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Depicts the 1963 Profumo affair in England as an episode in class warfare.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

July 10, 2003
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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A stylish and persuasive film, made compelling by the exceptionally fine work of Mr. Hurt and Miss Whalley-Kilmer.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

May 20, 2003
Hollywood Bitchslap

| Original Score: 4/5

March 25, 2003
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

| Original Score: 3/5

January 30, 2003
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