The Painted Veil Reviews

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Heather Huntington
ReelzChannel.com
August 28, 2008
This stab at grand romance fails to satisfy.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Matthew Sorrento
Film Threat
June 21, 2008
Norton's effect and Watts' able portrayal are not enough to move the misogyny of the narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
June 10, 2008
Contents itself with making the Maugham work less prissy.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
June 8, 2008
It's a wallow and I confess to wholeheartedly enjoying the plunge.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
April 18, 2008
Concealed passions are revealed as life takes unexpected turns and what initially seems like an act of vengeance becomes the making of the central characters
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
May 7, 2007
The Painted Veil has a real pulse. It sweeps you up in the characters' journey from the beginning, and keeps you riveted from moment to moment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
May 7, 2007
...a finely crafted product that can hardly fail to touch one's heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
May 3, 2007
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Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent
April 27, 2007
John Curran controls the redemptive spirit of Maugham's book with merciful restraint, and gets excellent performances all round.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Daily Mirror [UK]
April 27, 2007
Wonderful scenery, great performances and a superb story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
April 27, 2007
A great pleasure!
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Neil Smith
Total Film
April 27, 2007
Stunning scenery and superior thesping result in a period romance that combines the intimate with the epic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
April 27, 2007
The problem isn't that it's painful to endure, but that it's a rather easier watch than it should be.
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
April 27, 2007
Combine a strong-limbed narrative about marital frustration with a painstaking account of the British imperial presence in 1920s China.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Christopher
Times [UK]
April 27, 2007
If the cholera doesnâ(TM)t get you, the dialogue will.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Film4
April 27, 2007
An exquisitely drawn character piece.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 24, 2007
Overall this is a satisfyingly slow-burning romance, beautifully scored and acted.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic

Time Out
April 20, 2007
The production values are characteristically sumptuous, William Daniels' photography is lustrous, and Boleslawski directs with suitable flair.
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine
April 20, 2007
Handsomely crafted, with meticulous performances, yet it plays out drily and in monotone.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 28, 2007
Unlike any love story I've seen before.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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