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The Portrait of a Lady (1996)

tomatometer

57

Average Rating: 6.2/10
Critic Reviews: 7
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 3

No consensus yet.

audience

53

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Average Rating: 3.2/5
User Ratings: 7,055

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Movie Info

Jane Campion directed this expressive adaptation of the classic novel by Henry James. Isabel Archer (Nicole Kidman) is a young American woman who, after the death of her parents, has been sent to England to visit relatives. While her family's tragedy has left her penniless, Isabel's beauty has earned her the attentions of a number of eligible men. When Isabel turns down a proposal of marriage from the wealthy Lord Warburton (Richard E. Grant) because she does not love him, her cousin Ralph

PG-13,

Art House & International, Drama

Laura Jones

Sep 14, 1999

PolyGram Video

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All Critics (51) | Top Critics (15) | Fresh (12) | Rotten (16) | DVD (3)

An easy thing to dislike, I suppose, and even easier to find it absolutely fascinating.

August 23, 2009 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy
Antagony & Ecstasy

In all, Jane Campion has pulled off a neat trick here -- she's made a film that makes Henry James' work seem positively giddy.

September 22, 2007 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

A handsome production, but the ass, she doth ache.

May 13, 2007
Flipside Movie Emporium

Not only slow but uninvolving.

January 8, 2005 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

A sophisticated and elegant period piece with the right touch of feminist flourishes to elevate this compelling fable

May 27, 2003
TheWorldJournal.com

So bold and well-orchestrated that you sometimes want to cheer the vividness of a single shot, the humor of a fleeting detail.

January 10, 2003 Full Review Source: Nick's Flick Picks
Nick's Flick Picks

Presents a bold and bewitching screen adaptation of the novel by Henry James.

August 28, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for The Portrait of a Lady

Fantastic!
December 12, 2007
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Leo L

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Film not so good but Malkovich nailed it!
December 20, 2006
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