Wilde

Wilde

71%
  • R, 1 hr. 57 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Brian Gilbert
    In Theaters:
    May 1, 1998 Wide
    On DVD:
    Mar 19, 2002
  • Sony Pictures Classics

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Wilde Reviews

Derek Elley
Variety
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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.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 26, 2009
Stephen Garrett
Time Out
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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.

Full Review Source: Time Out

January 26, 2006

Globe and Mail
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| Original Score: 3/4

April 25, 2003
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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Likely to remain the definitive screen treatment of Oscar Wilde for years to come.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

February 14, 2001
Carol Lloyd
Salon.com
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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.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

January 1, 2000
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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| Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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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.

Full Review Source: New York Times

January 1, 2000

USA Today
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| Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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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 Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 1, 2000
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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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 Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000

Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C+

May 1, 1998
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