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The White Countess Reviews

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Urban Cinefile Critics
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James Ivory has cast Britain's acting aristocracy to play post-Revolution Russian aristocracy, which brings much gravitas and many subtle performance highs to this drawn out story set in 1936/7 Shanghai.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

April 22, 2006
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

It has an emotional payoff. It isn't much, but by Merchant-Ivory standards it is an orgasm of raw emotion.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: C+

April 19, 2006

Empire Magazine

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

April 1, 2006
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

A beautiful movie with an intriguing central theme and cast that is far easier to admire than to actually like.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 4/5

February 22, 2006
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

The White Countess is the last Merchant-Ivory and embodies most of the virtues of the brand ...

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 87/100

February 17, 2006
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

A worthy final collaboration from James Ivory and his late partner, Ismail Merchant.

Full Review Source: Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA) | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 17, 2006
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

By sheer willpower (and some of the best art direction of this year or any other), this is a fitting, poetic epitaph to the life and career of Ismail Merchant.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 2.5/5

February 11, 2006
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Merchant Ivory places its final, famous imprimatur on a worthy film.

Full Review Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle | Original Score: 9/10

February 10, 2006
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly

The final collaboration between Ismail Merchant and James Ivory, The White Countess, isn't their absolute best effort, but as swan songs go, it's still a sight more auspicious than the last-ever Simpson-Bruckheimer picture.

Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly

February 9, 2006
Tom Long
Detroit News
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A tale well told, a look at history in the making and those being shaken in the process.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B

February 3, 2006
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

Poor Ralph Fiennes, who's so good at the unemotional-prick part that you're never really sure whether you want to see Jackson end up happy, or whether it might be more interesting, from a movie-snob perspective, to see what Fiennes might do with the miser

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

February 3, 2006
Laura Kelly
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

... The White Countess is gorgeous, consummately acted, emotionally rich, with a wealth of ideas.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

January 27, 2006
Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic
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The White Countess, although it has its share of Masterpiece Theatre moments, is another film to remind us just how cosmopolitan is the Merchant-Ivory filmography.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3/5

January 27, 2006
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan

The White Countess may not be the best of the Merchant Ivory films ... but it boasts high production values, including fine acting all around and lovely cinematography by Christopher Doyle and Yiu-Fai Lai.

Full Review Source: San Diego Metropolitan

January 21, 2006
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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A rewarding close to the Merchant Ivory oeuvre.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 20, 2006
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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So powerful is Fiennes that his performance carries the last act of an overlong film that is not as shapely as we've come to expect from Merchant and Ivory.

| Original Score: 3/4

January 19, 2006
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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The White Countess is never less than lovely to look at, and sometimes much more.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

January 13, 2006
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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This is Merchant-Ivory's kind of showmanship, the unflashy adult variety of movie magic that they made their hallmark.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

January 13, 2006
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune

The Merchant-Ivory team ended last year when producer Ismail Merchant died on May 25. The White Countess is a very fine way to sign off on their lineage of measured, literary, often past-bound films.

Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 13, 2006
Les Wright
culturevulture.net

Merchant and Ivory paint a large, brilliant, detailed canvas.

Full Review Source: culturevulture.net

January 13, 2006
Bob Mondello
NPR.org
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Ben Walters
Time Out New York
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Sydney Morning Herald
May 6, 2006
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
April 1, 2006

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March 21, 2006

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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March 11, 2006

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February 9, 2006

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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January 28, 2006

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January 14, 2006
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