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Miss Julie (2014)



Critic Consensus: Miss Julie definitely gives Jessica Chastain and Colin Farrell room to shine, but neglects to leave them a solid enough setting to augment their efforts.

Movie Info

Miss Julie depicts a fierce battle between a man and a woman, a struggle for power and dominance enacted through a cruel and compulsive game of seduction and repulsion. A country estate in Ireland in 1880s. Over the course of one midsummer night, in an atmosphere of wild revelry and loosened social constraints, Miss Julie and John, her father's valet, dance and drink, charm and manipulate each other. She, all hauteur longing for abasement he, polished but coarse - both united in mutual loathing and attraction. By turns seductive and bullying, savage and tender, their intimacy leads to desperate plans and vision of a life together... Unsure if the morning brings hope or hopelessness, Julie and John find their escape in a final act as sublime and horrific as anything in Greek tragedy.more
Rating: PG-13 (for mature thematic material involving sexuality, disturbing images, and language)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Liv Ullmann, August Strindberg
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 4, 2015
Wrekin Hill Entertainment - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Miss Julie

All Critics (42) | Top Critics (16)

The film is visually bland, with only a couple of bookending outdoor sequences around a handful of interior sets.

Full Review… | March 12, 2015
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

It smoulders and smokes and generates some heat but it never really bursts into flame.

Full Review… | March 12, 2015
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Anyone interested in spellbinding performances, however, should see Miss Julie.

Full Review… | March 12, 2015
Toronto Sun
Top Critic

Morton, one of the least artificial actresses in the world, charts her character's heartbreak without any of the self-pity normally assigned to ordinary women.

Full Review… | December 31, 2014
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

What Ullmann's done is create the ideal conditions for these three to do electrifying work with each other. She maintains control so they can lose it.

Full Review… | December 11, 2014
Top Critic

Chastain is as brittle and fragile a Miss Julie as ever there was.

Full Review… | March 2, 2016
Irish Times

Audience Reviews for Miss Julie

The three actors, especially Chastain and Farrell, are splendid in this talky and bleak adaptation whose theatrical origins are quite transparent, but which unfortunately starts to resemble more and more a melodrama as the (overlong) story advances and finally falls flat in the end.

Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer

Liv Ullmann's adaptation of August Strindberg's play might best be billed as a midsummer night's sex tragedy. It is on the overwrought side.


A real bore of a period piece with a terrible performance from Colin Farrell and a lack luster performance from Jessica Chastain. Liv Ullman was the director and her talents as an actress do not translate to the directing field at least for this movie. The costumes are pretty decent and Samantha Morton is fine but other than that this movie is really a chore to sit through

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