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Shadowlands Reviews

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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
Variety
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
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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
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A high-class tear-jerker about the romance of repressed British writer C.S. Lewis with feisty American poet Joy Gresham.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Shadowlands is illuminated from beginning to end by Hopkins. This may be the best thing he's ever done.