Age of Consent (1969) - Rotten Tomatoes

Age of Consent (1969)

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Attempting to leave the problems and stresses of the modern world behind, painter Mason moves from New York City to a small island on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. But trouble follows the artist in an odd assortment of interesting personalities. One of them is Mirren. Moved by her beauty, Mason asks Mirren to be his model. Eventually thievery, scandal, and much worse begins to boil to the surface.

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Cast

James Mason
as Bradley Morahan
Helen Mirren
as Cora Ryan
Jack MacGowran
as Nat Kelly
Antonia Katsaros
as Isabel Marley
Michael Boddy
as Hendricks
Michael Bodde
as Hendricks
Harold Hopkins
as Ted Farrell
Max Moldrun
as TV Reporter
Max Meldrum
as Television Interviewer
Frank Thring
as Godfrey
Hudson Fausset
as New Yorker
Dora Hing
as Receptionist
Eric Reiman
as An Art Lover
Peggy Cass
as New Yorker's Wife
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Critic Reviews for Age of Consent

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

The picture has immense charm and the actual photography (particularly underwater scenes) and superb scenery make it a good travelog ad for the Great Barrier Reef area where most of it was filmed.

Full Review… | September 17, 2015
Variety
Top Critic

A lovely, erotic, and idyllic comedy.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

There are some nervous insertions of redundant comic relief, but not enough to shatter the prevailing mood: brilliant sunlight illuminating all the unmomentous ins and outs of a human passion.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Time Out
Top Critic

Age of Consent is never as provocative or engrossing as it should be, but there is enough of interest (especially Mirren) to make it worth a look.

Full Review… | February 9, 2009

Though it lacks the vivid touch from his earlier days, it has a surprisingly comfortable, relaxed feel, still vigorous but also at peace.

Full Review… | January 9, 2009
Combustible Celluloid

Powell's deft exploration of the emotional effects of their encounter prove much more successful than the film's odd comic subplots.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
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Audience Reviews for Age of Consent

½

There are some nervous insertions of redundant comic relief, but not enough to shatter the prevailing mood: brilliant sunlight illuminating all the unmomentous ins and outs of a human passion.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo
½

I'm not gonna lie, I wanted to watch this for young naked Helen Mirren. In that regard, I was vastly rewarded. On its own as a film, it's pretty bland and boring. Mason's character isn't very interesting, and not much happens (besides said Mirren getting naked lots). I guess I could pretend to say I wanted to watch it because it's Michael Powell's last film since it's at least partially true, and I was also let down in that regard; what a whimper to go out on.

Matt Heiser
Matt Heiser

I watched all the way through this movie before I found out that the "child" in this movie was Helen Mirren. Who knew she was young once. Actually I didn't like the movie that much. I would have preferred that the painter stayed true to his art and not thrash around with the kid at the end.

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