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The Golden Bowl Reviews

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Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Harry Guerin
RTÉ (Ireland)
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
Marrit Ingman
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
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
Ted Murphy
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
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
November 27, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
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
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
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
Serena Donadoni
Orlando Weekly
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
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
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
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
June 8, 2001
An elegant soap.
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
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
Top Critic
Susan Stark
Detroit News
May 25, 2001
coiled, nuanced, resonant tale.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
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
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
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+
Rob Blackwelder
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
J. Robert Parks
Phantom Tollbooth
May 21, 2001
Quite pleasant with solid acting and an absorbing story.
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
May 21, 2001
Either take it or leave it, but at least it's a beautiful thing to see.
Mary Kalin-Casey
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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