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½ November 14, 2016
Too nuanced for it's own good. You finish the film I just ask yourself, "so what happened exactly?"
½ October 27, 2016
I was a little disappointed by how slow this was when I had heard such good things about it, .A Bit Depressing, although I do think we all should know more about the Plight of Aids in 3rd World Countries
½ September 12, 2016
The Constant Gardener blends Ralph Fiennes's excellent performance into an absorbing plot narrative that is suspenseful at times, benefiting from the masterfully written romance at the heart of it all.
September 11, 2016
Strong lead performances can't overcome a formulaic, uneventful plot and a messy timeline that distracts the audience.
September 3, 2016
Interesting though old school type movie.
½ August 28, 2016
Featuring a taut, intelligent story with strong political elements, "The Constant Gardener" is a gripping conspiracy thriller elevated by the performances of Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz.
½ August 24, 2016
One of the most boring movies of all time. Very disappointing.
Super Reviewer
½ July 13, 2016
Meirelles directs this taut political thriller with a remarkable control over the material in his hands and fantastic performances from his cast, and the result is a gripping, suspenseful mystery, an engaging love story and an intelligent statement on an important subject.
Super Reviewer
June 5, 2016
The movie has an average script well supported by a lead star cast, who ably perform well under the director Fernando Meirelles tutelage. This is based on John la Carre novels. Rachel Weisz plays Tessa, wife of Justin Quayle played by Ralph Fieness who is interested in gardening, hence the name, "The Constant Gardener". The movie deals with the delicate topic of Clinical trials conducted by multi-national companies on innocent people in far-flung countries were they are devoid of any rules, and even if there are any, it's easy to bend them as per their convenience. Even though it is not clear who supervises the kill order on Justin Quayle, it has to be Sandy, because they don't show the face of the man, except a British voice welcomes him. Overall, a good watch, with Ralph Fieness as a nice, reticent man and his wife played by Rachel Weisz who is completely opposite of him, added with a mixture of corporate clinical trials drama thrown in for a very good measure.
½ February 18, 2016
2016-02-18 pretty good, pretty damning of big pharma
February 14, 2016
A good expose of ruthless corporate corruption fuelled by, as usual, greed and power.
½ January 24, 2016
Promotes immoral themes and is boring! I shut it off. Cool title though!
October 9, 2015
The actors are great, but that's about it.

The story is incredibly hard to fallow. The directing is random and the editing cuts out important info. The ideas and the talent is there but it's simply a misfire
½ August 15, 2015
This is the type of thriller you'd expect with this quality cast.....fine intense thriller.
July 25, 2015
I actually found this quite slow and boring, but the topic and twist of events saved this from totally flopping for me
½ May 3, 2015
This was a really good movie. Lots of action, suspense, and great acting. It's one of those movies where attention to detail is a must, as the story is pretty fast paced. Great movie though.
½ May 1, 2015
A very good movie version of John le Carre' s title novel. Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz are both amazing along with their English counterparts in it, of course.
½ April 28, 2015
Beautifully shot and featuring two splendid performances, The Constant Gardener is mesmerising viewing.
½ March 13, 2015
Well it started off pretty intriguing but the second half got kinda stall. And it must of been a weak year for Supporting Actress because Rachel Weisz was good but nothing special.
March 11, 2015
Angry, chaotic despair has a way of sweeping into islands of cloistered calm, particularly, if the high-and-dry inhabitants have injected a poison into the surrounding waters and called it good.
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