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The Age of Innocence Reviews

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June 19, 2013
I don't know any of those [prior] versions, and I wonder how (which means I doubt that) they avoided the snare that Wharton unwittingly set for her adapters, the snare that, for all his gifts, caught Scorsese.
February 1, 2010
Day-Lewis and Pfeifer are on top form with Ryder giving the performance of her career.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 1, 2010
Gorgeously shot, deceptively genteel period drama. Day-Lewis, Ryder and in particular Pfieffer give performances as polished as the silver and the result is slow, subtle but irresistibly powerful.
February 1, 2010
Manages to be both personal and true to its source, though it never quite comes together.
September 22, 2008
An extraordinarily sumptuous piece of filmmaking.
September 20, 2007
It also shows that while tradition can devolve into a conformity that stifles compassion and love, acting in mere self-interest can ultimately be just as destructive.
Full Review | Original Score: A
July 22, 2006
Mr. Scorsese has made a big, intelligent movie that functions as if it were a window on a world he had just discovered, and about which he can't wait to spread the news.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 22, 2006
Spurning Masterpiece Theatre twittiness, Scorsese cuts to the primal passions of Wharton's tale.
May 26, 2006
The Age of Innocence drags through some of the usual costume movie elements, but Scorsese's exuberance carries the show.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 9, 2006
Scorsese's most poignantly moving film.
December 1, 2005
The movie seems a departure from Scorsese's turf of violence and lower class men, but Wharton's depiction of rigid milieu with its restrictive mores and emotional repression bears resemblance to Little Italy's male subculture.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 27, 2005
A stylish but fairly forgettable Scorsese effort
| Original Score: 3/5
April 23, 2005
The great tragedy is that the hypocrisies that Newland and Olenska work to reveal are the very same ones that ultimately destroy everything passionate and human within them.
Full Review | Original Score: 73/100
January 2, 2004
A moving and impassioned work from one of the foremost filmmakers today.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 3, 2003
Scorsese must stay away from period pieces.
| Original Score: 2/5
July 30, 2003
Scorsese brings to stuffy New York society the same keen regard for the rules of social games that characterize his earlier films.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 23, 2003
The story lacks the depth of emotion needed to engage the interests of the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: D
October 4, 2002
Quite fascinating.
Full Review| Original Score: 8/10
September 25, 2002
[Age of Innocence] is a veritable feast for the eyes, but the story's about as entertaining as a fourth grade adaptation of a Neil Simon play.
| Original Score: 2/4
June 2, 2002
Thanks to Scorsese's directorial prowess, the film completely immerses the viewer.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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