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Felicia's Journey (1999)

tomatometer

100

Average Rating: 7.8/10
Critic Reviews: 9
Fresh: 9 | Rotten: 0

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70

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Average Rating: 3.4/5
User Ratings: 3,392

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Movie Info

A solitary middle-aged bachelor and a naive Irish teenager transform one another's lives to arrive at a place of recognition, redemption and wisdom in Felicia's Journey, writer/director Atom Egoyan's adaptation of William Trevor's celebrated 1994 novel. Seventeen and pregnant, Felicia travels to England in search of her lover and is found instead by Joseph Ambrose Hilditch, a helpful catering manager whose kindness masks a serial killer. Hilditch has murdered several young women, but he has no

PG-13,

Mystery & Suspense, Drama

Atom Egoyan

May 16, 2000

Artisan Pictures

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All Critics (68) | Top Critics (16) | Fresh (36) | Rotten (5) | DVD (12)

Likeluy divide critics and viewers, this is a simpler and less layered film than other works from Egoyan, who seems unable to infuse the pyschological thriller with his characteristic humor and irony.

July 1, 2006 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety
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It took awhile to sink in, but I liked Felicia's Journey very much.

May 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

Every time we think we know what's going to happen, the story spins off in a curious new direction...

June 23, 2002 Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette
Kalamazoo Gazette

[Egoyan's] still an arty hack in search of meaning.

March 8, 2002 Full Review Source: Matinee Magazine
Matinee Magazine

A strange but compelling tale about trust, pain, and the miraculous power of healing.

March 4, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

Dramatically inert.

September 27, 2001 Full Review Source: culturevulture.net
culturevulture.net

This movie sucked.

February 14, 2001 Full Review Source: 3BlackChicks Review
3BlackChicks Review

A deeply haunting film that only grows moreso upon reflection.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

What fails this otherwise competent and worthwhile production, is that everything falls too easily into psychological place by the film's end.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Turns into a sort of poetry, flowing gently from one scene to the next.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: DustinPutman.com
DustinPutman.com

It projects a coldly composed, alarming, yet singularly humorous quality that few thrillers even attempt.

January 1, 2000
Movie Metropolis

Felicia's Journey is the work of a virtuoso.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Audience Reviews for Felicia's Journey

Ah yes. My good friend Atom Egoyan. He may ignore me in the streets but this was the period of time when he was coming up with some very rewarding films. No comment about the time before or time after. Where is Elaine Cassidy after this? She was great here as was Bob Hoskins playing counter to his usual role.
January 5, 2010
John Ballantine

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    1. Hilditch: A child needs to be surrounded by all the love it can.
    – Submitted by Frances H (12 months ago)
    1. Hilditch: We're not in this world to cause pain, dear.
    – Submitted by Frances H (12 months ago)
    1. Hilditch: I wouldn't like to you to think I'd misled you.
    – Submitted by Frances H (12 months ago)
    1. Hilditch: Food must be served by caring hands...it lifts our spirits. It makes us feel loved.
    – Submitted by Frances H (12 months ago)
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