The Constant Gardener Reviews

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November 7, 2019
Ever respectful of the le Carre book, Meirelles' vision and Jeffrey Caine's script make for a work that successfully blends suspense, romance, politics and social consciousness...
June 5, 2019
A political conspiracy thriller of the highest order.
August 21, 2018
Where the film most improves on the book is in its treatment of the main characters. Fiennes and Weisz portray the relationship between Tessa and Justin as touching and believable, something the book fails to do.
April 29, 2009
A sad, taut, and excellent global mystery.
November 27, 2007
Fernando Meirelles, codirector of City of God, stresses old-fashioned storytelling and takes full advantage of his cast, including Danny Huston.
July 30, 2007
What it adds up to is a good yarn that uses real political concerns to make itself look beefier than the average Hollywood thriller.
July 14, 2007
Mr. Fiennes, drawing his lips inward and adding just a slight quaver to his voice, gives his finest performance in almost a decade.
July 3, 2007
a deeply intelligent and profoundly moral examination of a world where the political and the personal cannot ever be kept apart.
May 7, 2007
March 1, 2007
Elaborate, cynical, ambitious, eager, visually arresting, the film wants it all and gives plenty.
November 20, 2006
The Constant Gardener" has strengths that aren't apparent until the final credits start rolling.
September 11, 2006
Fiennes does a brilliant job of communicating his character's inner turmoil through subtle facial expressions and inflections of his voice.
September 10, 2006
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August 7, 2006
Admirably composed, even if it ultimately feels a bit of a shame that it all has to come down to good guys and bad guys.
April 1, 2006
Serious, topical filmmaking of a very high order.
February 19, 2006
It's the artiest conspiracy theory movie in a while, not too pulpy or too auteurish, but just right.
February 14, 2006
Interesting but flawed examination of multinational corporation criminality
February 3, 2006
A timely, daring movie that skillfully weaves the corruption of big government and drugs--the pharmaceutical sort--deep into its equation.
January 17, 2006
Fiennes and Weisz, who have worked together before in Istvan Szabo's Sunshine, make a glamorous pair. And while this may not have been the effect le Carre was after, it does no lasting damage to his theme.
January 13, 2006
This multi-faceted masterpiece works successfully on more levels than any ten remakes or sequels pumped out of the habitual humdrum Hollywood hit machine.
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