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Iris Reviews

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February 15, 2002
Because the film is well-acted and written with intelligence, it might be worth seeing, despite my objections.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 14, 2002
Feels unfinished, as if its many lovely parts have not come together into a meaningful whole.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 15, 2002
Represents everything that's stale about movie-making -- and especially movie awards -- today.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 1, 2002
What should have been a stirring, deeply absorbing character study ... emerges instead as a facile, truncated work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 17, 2001
"Iris" is an odd title indeed for a film that barely brushes its titular subject's surface
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 5, 2002
Iris fails to enlighten us into either the tragedy of Alzheimer's disease or the woman that it strikes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 30, 2002
Anyone who wants to join my newly formed Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Iris Murdoch's Memory (SPCIMM), please contact me immediately.
December 14, 2001
Rarely does a movie feel as leaden-footed as Iris, especially when it tries to bounce back and forth.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 21, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 2, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 26, 2002
A mechanical, shallow reduction of a person's life.
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August 19, 2002
Made by people who seem to think that tracking degenerate behavior is more important than character development
February 5, 2002
It leaves out huge gaps of Murdoch's life -- the whole center of it really, when she published all of her important books.
December 14, 2001
The sketchy story is frustratingly short on details about what made Murdoch so important.
February 24, 2002
Passes judgement on a life without viewing many of its passages and attempts to discuss passion through a style of mirthless rigidity
| Original Score: 2/4
December 14, 2001
Fragmented to the point of seeming pointlessly episodic.
December 27, 2001
It's a really fun half a movie spoiled by an insufferable other half.
January 3, 2002
Nice turns cannot make it feel like much more than a glacially-paced disease-of-the-week movie blown up to big screen size.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 15, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 15, 2002
The defining irony of the film is that like Dame Murdoch in the throes of her illness, Iris is lost, confused, and, perhaps most painfully, very occasionally brilliant.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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