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Easy Virtue Reviews

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September 23, 2009
A period piece that may play well with those who hate period pieces. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 11, 2009
Easy Virtue makes subtle comedy look easy. The ensemble is brilliant, and Noel Coward's play-brought-to-film is just good enough . . . .
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
September 4, 2009
This British drawing-room comedy feels awfully familiar but is redeemed by some tart performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 17, 2009
A recent headline declared that [Jessica] Biel "is still trying to prove she's more than a pretty face." After Easy Virtue, she's still got something to prove.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 12, 2009
It's only a surprise if you haven't seen his other films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 30, 2009
Awkwardly conceived in a superficial reality that leaves its punch lines without much punch.
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 27, 2009
Biel's performance lacks the zing needed to jolt this comedy of manners.
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 26, 2009
Jessica Biel turns out to be up to the task of handling Coward's deliciously acidic lines and is well-matched with an impressive all-British cast in the sparkling "Easy Virtue."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 22, 2009
If Colin Firth and Kristin Scott Thomas firing snarky bon mots at people for 90 minutes doesn't sound entertaining, I don't know what to tell you.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 22, 2009
...almost undone by the casting of thoroughly modern Jessica Biel.
Full Review | Original Score: 83/100
June 21, 2009
Easy to like but hard to wholly recommend.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 20, 2009
Biel holds her own with the seamless acting chops of Firth and Thomas. The movie benefits from a snappy musical score with familiar standout show tunes from Cole Porter.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 19, 2009
Said husband, as well as the family's other members, are as bland and forgettable as the 1920s British cuisine on display.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 19, 2009
Echoing the words of the great Porter song, Easy Virtue deliciously misbehaves.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 19, 2009
In 1988, Sheridan Morley noted that Easy Virtue "remains of interest chiefly as Noel's elegant, laconic tribute to a lost world of drawing-room dramas." This gleefully inelegant movie tosses even that mild interest away.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 19, 2009
Biel is not completely miscast in this role of the Other in the drawing-room midst, but she exudes a thoroughly contemporary air that never jibes with the Twenties tenor of the English manor-born in the decade after the Great War.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 19, 2009
Will appeal only to Anglophiles who swoon at the sound of such words as 'codswallop'...
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
June 18, 2009
Sporadically engaging, Easy Virtue would do better swapping amusement for a more elusive quarry: truth.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 18, 2009
To say that her casting doesn't work is an understatement. And there's not nearly enough of Coward's biting wit on display here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 17, 2009
Stephan Elliott is back with a vengeance. He's also back with a movie that's not only a worthy successor to Priscilla, it may be even better.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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