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The Importance of Being Earnest Reviews

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May 5, 2014
The perfect cast - Michael Redgrave, Michael Denison, Margaret Rutherford - and the perfect director (Anthony Asquith) know just how seriously (not very) to take this amoral satire on society's falsity.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 8, 2012
For an audience that takes pleasure in the all-too-rare art of faithful adaptations that vivify rather than embalming their sources [...] Asquith's conservative handling is just what the confirmed and secret Bunburyist ordered.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 28, 2008
One is left to appreciate the zingers and spirited performances in this understandably enduring comedy of mistaken identities and romantic entanglements.
July 30, 2002
Civilized comedy has never been more civilized -- or as preposterously funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 18, 2002
A very competent and enjoyable rendition of Oscar Wilde's most witty play from 1895.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 30, 2002
Asquith, an expert in comedy ..., knows just how to let Wilde's drawing-room farce play out to maximum effectiveness with a minimum of intrusion
| Original Score: 3.5/4
June 16, 2002
The most important and beloved version of the play
| Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
It is frothy and it floats ever gently over its lovable characters.
June 17, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 7, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
October 10, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 30, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
October 19, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 86/100
August 7, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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