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Shadowlands Reviews

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Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
October 29, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Biting down on his pipe, his shirt collar permanently askew, Hopkins assays another concerted study in English repression -- a condition unexpectedly relieved by Winger's brash intelligence and brittle wit.
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Emanuel Levy
November 30, 2005
Superlative acting by Hopkins and Winger elevates this fictionalized late-in-life romance between the repressed British scholar and writer C.S. Lewis and the American Jewish housewife-poet who introduces him to sex and rejuvenates his life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
November 6, 2005
This is the biggest tear-jerker you could ever see.
| Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 6, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
April 24, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Clint Morris
November 18, 2003
Really Touching stuff. Performances get no better
| Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 27, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Here is Mr. Hopkins giving an amazingly versatile and moving performance, shifting the light in those knowing blue eyes to reveal endless shadings between delight and sorrow.
| Original Score: 4/4
Marc Vincenti
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
November 7, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
October 22, 2002
Glossy and effective, but not as good as the Joss Ackland version.
| Original Score: 4/5
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
August 21, 2002
Anthony Hopkins gives one of his best performances (there are so many) in this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 20, 2002
A deeply personal and moving love story filled with many moments of beauty, joy and healing.
David Poland
Hot Button
July 26, 2002
A great weepy for people of all sexes
| Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey Bruner
Des Moines Register
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Stephen Farber
January 9, 2002
Debra Winger is engaging and Anthony Hopkins is bloody marvelous.
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Sit back, watch a master at work, and never once believe that you're not observing the real C.S. Lewis.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It understands that not everyone falls into love through the avenue of physical desire; that for some, the lust may be for another's mind, for inner beauty.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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