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Wilde Reviews

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Derek Elley
Variety
March 26, 2009
A tony biopic that manages to combine an upfront portrayal of the scribe's gayness with an often moving examination of his broader emotions and artistic ideals.
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Stephen Garrett
Time Out
January 26, 2006
If anybody was born to play Oscar Wilde, it must have been Stephen Fry: not only does he look like the Green Carnation Man, but he himself is often portrayed as being too clever, too complex for his own good.
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Globe and Mail
April 25, 2003
| Original Score: 3/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
Likely to remain the definitive screen treatment of Oscar Wilde for years to come.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Carol Lloyd
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
The closest thing the movie has to a point of view is a tendentious and mystifying voice-over, in which Fry reads excerpts from Wilde's fairy tale about a selfish giant who banishes his children from his garden.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Mr. Fry's warmly sympathetic performance finds the gentleness beneath the wit. He conveys the sense of a man at the mercy of forces he cannot control, not least of them his own brittle genius.
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USA Today
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Stephen Fry brings a depth and gentleness to the role that says what can be said about Oscar Wilde: that he was a funny and gifted idealist in a society that valued hypocrisy above honesty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Bosie is one of history's legendary bad boyfriends, and Jude Law plays him to the hilt. He's spoiled and angry, flies into bug-eyed rages and seems bent on destroying Wilde and his work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Entertainment Weekly
May 1, 1998
Full Review | Original Score: C+