A Good Woman Reviews

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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
February 2, 2006
Wilde himself would have rolled his eyes at Mike Barker's shallow effort to spiff up the play for transatlantic markets.
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
February 2, 2006
A Good Woman has the will to adapt Wilde to a fresh milieu, but not the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 30, 2009
Lifeless
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net
February 2, 2006
Dragged down by the flat delivery of a grossly miscast Helen Hunt
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Brian Marder
Hollywood.com
November 20, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
February 18, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
February 2, 2006
The source material and supporting actors make A Good Woman a fairly good movie. But the performances by Helen Hunt as an aging seductress and Scarlett Johansson as a young bride are closer to mediocre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
February 2, 2006
You know you're in trouble when someone adapts Oscar Wilde's Lady Windermere's Fan and changes the title to something totally forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com
February 11, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
March 6, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Willie Waffle
WaffleMovies.com
February 2, 2006
AS IF Helen Hunt could ever steal a guy away from Scarlett Johansson
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Arthur Lazere
culturevulture.net
February 2, 2006
Without an incisive satirical tone and with the shift of both period and location, 'A Good Woman' loses its bite.
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
February 3, 2006
...offers the stunning scenery of the Amalfi coast and the thoroughly entertaining, completely endearing performance of Tom Wilkinson..
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
February 3, 2006
This could have been an amusing, old-fashioned drawing room farce but fails for two reasons: Helen Hunt and Scarlett Johansson.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
January 25, 2006
Except for the expert Tom Wilkinson as Tuppy, a wealthy swain of Stella's, the acting ranges from amateurish to atrocious.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
February 1, 2006
An unsorted pile of misappropriated period-piece conventions.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
February 2, 2006
The movie's attempt to update the play from Victorian England to 1930s Italy is so clumsy, tedious and pleased with itself that you wish Wilde himself would return from the dead to fire a few cogent, lethal bon mots at its backside.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
February 2, 2006
The film has been relocated from 19th century London to Italy's Amalfi coast in the 1930s, the resort backdrop and the randiness of the female characters giving the enterprise a sort of 'Girls Gone Wilde' feel.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
February 2, 2006
This misbegotten adaptation of Oscar Wildes 1892 comedy Lady Windermeres Fan lacks Wilde's high-toned repartee.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
February 2, 2006
All the fun in A Good Woman occurs off in the corners, while the action in center-frame does little to capture your fancy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
June 7, 2005
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Kenneth Turan
NPR's Morning Edition
December 30, 2006
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Derek Elley
Variety
March 26, 2009

Sydney Morning Herald
July 5, 2005
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
February 4, 2006
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
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