The Barretts of Wimpole Street Reviews

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
December 5, 2004
When not even Charles Laughton, playing a deranged, scarily pious, and pretty obviously incestuous domineering father can save a film, you know you have problems.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
Slow, deliberate, dull.
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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
As a film it's slow. Very. The first hour is wandering, planting-the-plot stuff that has some difficulty cementing the interest, but in the final stretch it grips and holds.
Emanuel Levy
February 10, 2008
Sidney Franklin's first version of the story is stiff and stagy, but it offers good roles for Charles Laughton as the tyrannical and abusive father and Norma Shearer as his invalid poet-daughter.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Andre Sennwald
New York Times
March 25, 2006
Sidney Franklin has filmed a drama of beauty, dignity and nobility.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5

May 24, 2003
A typically lush MGM production set in 19th-century London.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
January 31, 2012
One of the better-known and more typical of MGM's adaptations of famous stage plays.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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