The Constant Gardener Reviews

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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.
January 9, 2006
Finding love in the world's deadliest laboratory
January 8, 2006
taut, intelligent thriller that delves into the motives, good and bad, that fuel human passions or the lack thereof
January 4, 2006
Beyond the superb and elegant performances depicting a complex and real relationship between a husband and wife, Gardener stands out because its backdrop is Africa.
December 16, 2005
I don't remember being thrilled even once.
December 9, 2005
... Ralph Fiennes gives one of the year's subtlest, yet most exciting, screen performances ...
December 8, 2005
El Jardinero Fiel es una de esas pelculas que importan ms que nada por su tema (...)
December 8, 2005
It takes the guise of a political thriller about a murderous international conspiracy, but it is really a love story.
December 6, 2005
[A] haunting and highly-intelligent thriller.
December 6, 2005
There is a terrific pulse of energy in this film, a voltage which drives it over two hours.
December 6, 2005
Meirelles' handling and the performances of Fiennes, Weisz, and Postelthwaite keep it from being little more than a propaganda exercise.
December 6, 2005
The film is able to be a thriller, a political statement and a haunting romance all at once.
November 22, 2005
A lot of righteous finger wagging along the way but many punches are pulled. More stylistic bark than substantive bite.
November 18, 2005
A dense and absorbing political story with elements of conspiracy, mystery, murder and romance.
November 12, 2005
THE CONSTANT GARDENER packs a real wallop in its study of the interconnections of global business, international medicine, and government. A film that has solid and relevant content, a good romance, and is still a good story is very rare. This is one of t
November 11, 2005
It's a sign of the competence of everyone involved that The Constant Gardener never feels hectoring or self-righteous.
October 29, 2005
Weisz delivers what is perhaps her best screen performance to date; her relationship with Fiennes is complex and genuinely affecting.
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