A Room With a View Reviews

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January 4, 2018
If amusing, "A Room With a View" is little more than a lark, a series of skits, a two-hour tribute to the rich British eccentric.
November 19, 2008
A thoroughly entertaining screen adaptation of novelist E.M. Forster's comedy of manners about the Edwardian English upper class at home and abroad, distinguished by superb ensemble acting, intelligent writing and stunning design.
February 9, 2006
Decent, honest, truthful and, dearest of all to Forster, it connects.
May 20, 2003
A Room With a View is not only uncharacteristically benign for Forster, but also blithely, elegantly funny, which is a fit description of [this]first-rate film adaptation...
January 1, 2000
It is an intellectual film, but intellectual about emotions: It encourages us to think about how we feel, instead of simply acting on our feelings.
November 23, 2015
...the quintessential Merchant-Ivory film.
November 17, 2015
The film's charms are many but they are not the sort that resonate with any aspect of human behaviour with which I am familiar. When you get this English, or this Edwardian, or, rather, late Victorian, really, it's like science fiction, I suppose.
October 10, 2015
A 19-year-old Helena Bonham Carter makes her striking film debut.
October 6, 2015
The highlight [of the film] may be Daniel Day-Lewis going full Urkel as Cecil, Lucy's nebbish fianc.
September 30, 2015
A Room with a View is a film blinded by its consumptive representational methods, but Criterion's 4K Blu-ray masterfully displays what makes Merchant Ivory productions a continued commercial attraction.
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