Charlotte Gray Reviews

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January 25, 2002
The pace is so lethargic and the focus so diffuse that it's hard to get a fix on Charlotte beyond needless glamorization.
January 25, 2002
Mounts a romantic drama of the World War II era in mostly glossy, shallow terms.
January 25, 2002
If this is melodrama, it's melodrama of a superior rank, and I salute it.
January 25, 2002
While Blanchett's presence is surely felt in virtually every scene of the movie, her acting isn't. We don't connect with her at all.
January 24, 2002
This is Blanchett's film. Her quiet, detailed work leaves you wanting more.
January 24, 2002
Not a great work but wields powerful weapons in its director and its star.
January 22, 2002
This 'woman-in-jeopardy' movie feels more like 'woman-in-apathy'.
January 11, 2002
Blanchett, who gets better with every performance, takes hold of this movie with a firm but subtle hand.
January 11, 2002
Sometimes war is predictable hell.
January 11, 2002
Gives us a woman's view of World War II: There's a taut sense of danger here, and a different kind of valor at work.
January 11, 2002
Charlotte is another fine portrait for Blanchett's growing gallery.
January 11, 2002
Blanchett is an extraordinary actress, and she does what she can to flesh out the material. But Charlotte is one of the least active underground operatives in movie history.
January 11, 2002
This is a movie that looks great, is well-acted, and tells a story that you can't believe for a moment.
January 11, 2002
It's that most unfortunate of commodities, a thing of muffled usualness, virtually generic.
January 11, 2002
This is a frustratingly inert story.
January 10, 2002
One wishes that the muddled script ... had received the same attention as the costumes and cinematography.
January 10, 2002
Rather good at its best and never truly bad at its worst, Charlotte Gray occupies a gray zone.
January 10, 2002
When it finally stops being exasperating, Charlotte settles into a genuinely moving tale.
January 10, 2002
Mostly a sparkless film: a would-be thinking-person's tearjerker whose clich plot lines and ice-cold sentimentality sabotage its best intentions.
January 10, 2002
Blanchett and Crudup are on the verge of stardom, but they're toppled here by a familiar and tepid story.
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