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The Importance of Being Earnest Reviews

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August 7, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
June 16, 2002
The most important and beloved version of the play
| Original Score: 4/5
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+
January 1, 2000
It is frothy and it floats ever gently over its lovable characters.
July 18, 2002
A very competent and enjoyable rendition of Oscar Wilde's most witty play from 1895.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 10, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
July 30, 2002
Civilized comedy has never been more civilized -- or as preposterously funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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
October 19, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 86/100
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
April 7, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
June 17, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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