Daniel Deronda

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Based on George Eliot's novel about a love triangle gone awry, Daniel Deronda originally aired on television as part of the award-winning Masterpiece Theatre series. The illegitimate son of a wealthy British aristocrat, Daniel harbors a secretive past and a ready supply of cash. When he meets Gwendolyn, a beautiful woman in desperate need of money, things get complicated, as he's already involved in a passionate relationship with a Jewish singer.

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Critic Reviews for Daniel Deronda

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

  • ... the same production team that did such a wonderful job on Middlemarch is equally adept here, although the heavy-breathing plot threatens every twenty minutes or so to make us smile in spite of our high-mindedness.

    Jan 30, 2018 | Full Review…
  • It was nearly an hour before the real quality of Daniel Deronda became clear, but it was worth the wait.

    Oct 10, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Daniel Deronda

  • Sep 28, 2015
    Daniel Deronda is a period drama, an elegant production that one may enjoy shamelessly. The female lead is a great character, well-played by beautiful actress in exquisite costuming. The overall atmosphere is well-done, serious without overreaching.
    Robert B Super Reviewer
  • Jul 09, 2011
    This is a mini-series, not a movie, so I am surprised to come across it here. (spoilers) I didnt enjoy it very much because most of the movie focuses on the relationship between Daniel Deronda (Hugh Dancy), a bachelor, and Gwendolen Harleth (Romola Garai), unhappily married. I suspected that something would happen and somehow Gwen would get out of her unhappy marriage and she could be with Daniel. Which eventually does happen, but by then Daniel Deronda has already married someone else. The girl he marries is very likable, and I could have been much happier for him if they hadnt focused the movie on his relationship with Gwen. I didnt really like Gwen anyway, she was so self-centered, even after she said she was trying to be a better person.
    Rebecca E Super Reviewer
  • Dec 05, 2009
    Handsome period piece, a little slow but well produced and acted. Barbara Hershey shows up late in the proceedings to offer a razor sharp portrait of a woman of mystery.
    jay n Super Reviewer
  • Sep 22, 2007
    Lovely film; long, but worth it. It's definitely a chick flick, but the characters and theme make a good story into a good film.
    Valerie G Super Reviewer

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