Quills

Quills

75%
  • R, 2 hr. 4 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Philip Kaufman
    In Theaters:
    Nov 22, 2000 Limited
    On DVD:
    May 8, 2001
  • 20th Century Fox
  • Quills
    2 minutes 26 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008

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Quills Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Kaufman's biopic of the notorious Marquis de Sade is sharply uneven, serious, poignant, trashy, sleazy and sensationslist, marred by over-the-top turn from Geoffrey Rush.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: C+

February 8, 2011
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

a conceptual piece about the nature of creativity and questions of art

Full Review Source: Old School Reviews | Original Score: B

June 7, 2010

Hollywood.com

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

November 20, 2008
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 3/5

August 7, 2008

Film Threat

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

December 6, 2005

Film Threat

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4/5

December 6, 2005
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

While it is horrible and sordid, it's also witty, fast-paced and intriguing as it explores freedom of expression.

Full Review Source: Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 25, 2004
James Verniere
Boston Herald

Full Review Source: Boston Herald | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 2, 2004

Film Threat

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4/5

January 12, 2004
Joe Mader
Palo Alto Weekly

| Original Score: 3/4

May 14, 2003
Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

You'll swear you can hear a throaty cackle of approval from the hereafter.

Full Review Source: RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland) | Original Score: 4/5

April 1, 2003
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online

Full Review Source: Film Quips Online | Original Score: 4.5/5

February 8, 2003

Film Threat

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

December 8, 2002
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Kaufman and writer Doug Wright (adapting his own play) infuse the film with a decadent playfulness befitting a film about the Marquis.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 8, 2002
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

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

October 30, 2002
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

É uma pena que o Oscar, ao contrário de outras premiações, não possua uma categoria de 'Melhor Elenco'.

Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena | Original Score: 4/5

May 31, 2002

Globe and Mail
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Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

March 22, 2002
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com

This simplicity in its anti-censorship message keep it from achieving the greatness that it strives for.

Full Review Source: MovieMartyr.com | Original Score: 3/4

March 5, 2002
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

If Ismael Merchant and James Ivory ... decided to make a film about Hell, it would look like this.

Full Review Source: Goatdog's Movies | Original Score: 4/5

February 28, 2002

Kaufman here reminds us why he was once one of the most high profile directors

| Original Score: 3.5/4

February 17, 2002
Jeremy Gerard
Variety
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February 23, 2012
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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June 6, 2008
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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April 27, 2007
Derek Adams
Time Out
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June 24, 2006
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002

Seattle Post-Intelligencer
June 19, 2002

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
Glenn Kenny
Premiere Magazine

September 4, 2001
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
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May 21, 2001
Stephen Farber
Movieline
April 16, 2001
Mark Freeman
Critical Eye

March 9, 2001
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
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March 8, 2001
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
March 2, 2001
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
February 7, 2001
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
February 7, 2001

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
February 7, 2001
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
February 7, 2001
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