Signs & Wonders (2000)

Signs & Wonders

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Alec Fenton, an Americanized-European commodities trader is living happily in Athens with Marjorie, his wife, an American of Greek origin who works at the American Embassy. Alec believes in signs and premonitions, which leads him to a torrid affair with Katherine, his beautiful co-worker. His obsessive pursuit of portents results in the slow, torturous unraveling of his seemingly orderly world.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: James Lasdun, Jonathan Nossiter
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 26, 2002
Runtime:
Strand Releasing

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as Marcus Fenton

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Critic Reviews for Signs & Wonders

All Critics (38) | Top Critics (16)

Rampling, to her credit, helps hold the nuthouse together.

Full Review… | August 15, 2001
Village Voice
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Until it devolves into what seems like a quasi-surreal Fatal Attraction ... offers a stark, spooky portrait of family fracture and loss.

August 2, 2001
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

Has extraordinary depth and insight about the limitations and follies of human beings.

July 30, 2001
Boston Globe
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For all its ambition and richness of style, Signs & Wonders never shows us what's inside Alec.

Full Review… | July 6, 2001
San Francisco Chronicle
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As a drama about the ravages of mental illness, the movie works.

Full Review… | June 15, 2001
Chicago Sun-Times
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Signs and Wonders fails because Mr. Nossiter doesn't bother to define the women as characters; he seems as deluded as Alec.

Full Review… | April 16, 2001
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for Signs & Wonders

Even though it was critically panned, I can't say that I didn't enjoy this film. There is tremendously good interplay between the leads and heavy good drama.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

½

I like it.As a cult art-house it doesn't fail,trifling and playfully iconoclastic.Greece as a tourist/underground combination.We have a Rambling/Skarsgard clash and to be honest,Katalifos' inspiring performance steals the show.Nossiter moves around like a rat amongst cats' dormitories carrying out his passion for film-making too much I think.

jimbotender
Dimitris Springer

Super Reviewer

½

A second viewing might be warranted to do justice to all the subtle nuances present in this flick, but mostly I think this psychological drama is just a bit too plodding.

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Jeff B

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