A Delicate Balance (1973) - Rotten Tomatoes

A Delicate Balance (1973)

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Based on Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a dysfunctional New England family, this should have been a better play than it is. Somewhat stilted and formal, it is the story of a family who live together on fantasies and illusions--a lifestyle which is severely compromised when uninvited guests arise and disrupt the precarious balance in which they live.
Rating:
PG
Genre:
Classics , Drama
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Studio:
American Film Theatre

Cast

Paul Scofield
as Tobias
Lee Remick
as Julia
Kate Reid
as Claire
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Critic Reviews for A Delicate Balance

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

Laden with insight, wit and touches of poetry... a cast of masterful actors delivering peak performances

February 25, 2003
culturevulture.net

More surprising than the acerbic tone or the intense shouting matches though is the very touching sentiment that emerges whenever a quiet moment transpires.

Full Review… | August 5, 2002
MovieMartyr.com

Audience Reviews for A Delicate Balance

½

The characters in Tony Richardson's stripped down adaptation of Edward Albee's family psychodrama A Delicate Balance always waver between expressing unconditional love and unrepressed bile for their loved ones before settling down into a somewhat unsatisfactory, but familiar, ambivalence. But there are three masterful performances here.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

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