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The Golden Bowl Reviews

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December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 8, 2003
Despite a denouement which arrives half an hour too late, the complexities of James' work are superbly realised.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 8, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 14, 2002
The Golden Bowl may not be the most exciting movie you'll ever see, but those who pay attention should find themselves pleasantly rewarded.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 21, 2001
This roundelay of relationships makes up the heart of the film and allows each of the four principals to offer sterling performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
November 27, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 30, 2001
This kind of highly skilled verbal combat is reserved almost exclusively for Merchant-Ivory films, it seems.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 28, 2001
It's an interesting film with lots of wonderful moments, but in the end, it's just like all the rest.
| Original Score: 3/4
June 21, 2001
The filmmakers are too wrapped up in politeness and refuse to hold the characters responsible for their despicable actions, turning them all into victims of circumstance instead.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 11, 2001
The Merchant-Ivory team ... tackle Henry James' dense, complex final novel and pull it off with decorous poise.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 8, 2001
An elegant soap.
May 29, 2001
Starts slow, but gathers momentum as it proceeds toward a fascinating and just conclusion for all concerned.
Read More | Original Score: 73/100
May 25, 2001
coiled, nuanced, resonant tale.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 25, 2001
The flaws in The Golden Bowl, like the crack in the bowl itself, don't detract from its intriguing beauty.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
May 23, 2001
This lusty, modern adaptation by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala gives the art house crowd a period soap opera
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 21, 2001
None of its minor shortcomings can take the viewer away from the talent with which this cast brings to Henry James' characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 21, 2001
Quite pleasant with solid acting and an absorbing story.
May 21, 2001
Either take it or leave it, but at least it's a beautiful thing to see.
May 18, 2001
Swift and downright suspenseful at times, yet lacking in the wealth of subtleties and depth of character which mark their finest works.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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