• PG-13, 2 hr. 4 min.
  • Drama, Romance
  • Directed By:
    John Curran
    In Theaters:
    Dec 20, 2006 Wide
    On DVD:
    May 8, 2007
  • Warner Independent Pictures

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The Painted Veil Reviews

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Heather Huntington
ReelzChannel.com

This stab at grand romance fails to satisfy.

Full Review Source: ReelzChannel.com | Original Score: 6/10

August 28, 2008
Matthew Sorrento
Film Threat

Norton's effect and Watts' able portrayal are not enough to move the misogyny of the narrative.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 21, 2008
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Contents itself with making the Maugham work less prissy.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C+

June 10, 2008
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald

It's a wallow and I confess to wholeheartedly enjoying the plunge.

Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald | Original Score: 4/5

June 8, 2008
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

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

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

April 18, 2008
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

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 Source: Aisle Seat | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 7, 2007
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...a finely crafted product that can hardly fail to touch one's heart.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 8/10

May 7, 2007
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

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Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses | Original Score: 2/5

May 3, 2007
Anthony Quinn
Independent

John Curran controls the redemptive spirit of Maugham's book with merciful restraint, and gets excellent performances all round.

Full Review Source: Independent | Original Score: 4/5

April 27, 2007

Daily Mirror [UK]

Wonderful scenery, great performances and a superb story.

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK] | Original Score: 4/5

April 27, 2007
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]

A great pleasure!

Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK] | Original Score: 5/5

April 27, 2007
Neil Smith
Total Film

Stunning scenery and superior thesping result in a period romance that combines the intimate with the epic.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 3/5

April 27, 2007
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

The problem isn't that it's painful to endure, but that it's a rather easier watch than it should be.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph

April 27, 2007
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

Combine a strong-limbed narrative about marital frustration with a painstaking account of the British imperial presence in 1920s China.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 4/5

April 27, 2007
James Christopher
Times [UK]

If the cholera doesnâ(TM)t get you, the dialogue will.

Full Review Source: Times [UK] | Original Score: 2/5

April 27, 2007

Film4

An exquisitely drawn character piece.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 4/5

April 27, 2007

Overall this is a satisfyingly slow-burning romance, beautifully scored and acted.

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 3/5

April 24, 2007

Time Out
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The production values are characteristically sumptuous, William Daniels' photography is lustrous, and Boleslawski directs with suitable flair.

Full Review Source: Time Out

April 20, 2007
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine

Handsomely crafted, with meticulous performances, yet it plays out drily and in monotone.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

April 20, 2007
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

Unlike any love story I've seen before.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: B

March 28, 2007
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