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Easy Virtue Reviews

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
September 23, 2009
A period piece that may play well with those who hate period pieces. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
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
Pete Hammond
Hollywood.com
September 4, 2009
This British drawing-room comedy feels awfully familiar but is redeemed by some tart performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
July 12, 2009
It's only a surprise if you haven't seen his other films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
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
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
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+
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum
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
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
June 19, 2009
Echoing the words of the great Porter song, Easy Virtue deliciously misbehaves.
| Original Score: 3/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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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Tom Long
Detroit News
June 12, 2009
These are good actors telling a good story, so the virtue is indeed easy to grasp, and a fine time should be had by all.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
June 12, 2009
Engaging and well acted -- that rare period piece that refuses to yield to predictably stuffy interpretations of what does and doesn't constitute familial screen conflict in times gone by.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
June 11, 2009
A winning, witty fox trot through the Roaring 20s, when men were men, women were liberating themselves and the 'to the manner born' were losing their grip on their manners -- and manors.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
June 11, 2009
Witty but uneven period piece has mature themes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
June 10, 2009
If Noel Coward had written Meet the Parents, it might look something like [this]: wickedly funny and also (or perhaps therefore) entirely free of poop jokes.
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
June 6, 2009
Biel's rather lumpen line readings aside it has enough stylish zest and laughs to make it an easy recommendation.
Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper
June 5, 2009
Breezily compensates for its minor flaws.
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
June 4, 2009
Stephan Eliott's Noel Coward adaptation hits a lilting comic gallop in '20s era England.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
June 3, 2009
While everyone won't agree with the approach...it does result in the sort of mildly amusing, feel-good period piece with an easy-to-swallow message that appeals to today's older audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jeanne Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
June 3, 2009
I'll take a fox hunt over a car chase any day!
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Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
May 29, 2009
The comedy of manners is loosely based on the Noel Coward play, so it's all fast women and quick Brit wit -- not to mention the gorgeous costumes and settings of an opulent period piece.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5

Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
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