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The Draughtsman's Contract Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
February 13, 2004
Greenaway ploughs the familiar landscape of the murder mystery, but plants in it new, exotic fruits all of his own.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
November 4, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
February 21, 2008
It shows the director at his best and most playful, and it's a strange delight.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
February 4, 2004
The Draughtsman's Contract is a thoroughly entertaining murder mystery set in 17th century England.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 6, 2005
ravishingly beautiful
| Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 22, 2007
One of the best, most original and diabolical films to come out of England.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine
January 22, 2008
A puzzle book for intellectual aesthetes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 28, 2002
This isn't your standard costume drama fare.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
January 23, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Nathan Lee
Village Voice
July 5, 2007
Artificial in the extreme, it may nevertheless be Greenaway's most naturalistic and easygoing film.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
January 16, 2003
Far from Greenaway's best work. Very far.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jamie Russell
BBC.com
August 1, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ted Prigge
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 4, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
David Fear
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
James Mackenzie
Senses of Cinema
June 6, 2001
Top Critic
Vincent Canby
New York Times
August 30, 2004

Film4
May 24, 2003

Guardian
August 5, 2003
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Variety
October 18, 2008
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