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A Good Woman Reviews

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 30, 2009
Lifeless
Rex Roberts
Film Journal International
February 22, 2007
Sermonizes in the manner Wilde satirized; the movie bends over backwards to assure the audience that marriage and monogamy, the butt of jokes throughout, are just and right.
Camerin Courtney
Christianity Today
September 22, 2006
If you enjoy the charming wit of films such as An Ideal Husband or Enchanted April, you'll probably be Wilde about A Good Woman.
| Original Score: 3/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 23, 2006
There's only one thing worse than being a period piece, and that's being an out-of-period piece.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
February 27, 2006
Hunt, grievously miscast as the worldly Mrs. Erlynne...ends up looking like a once-fresh teenager, beaten down by the years, playacting in Mommy's oversized threads on a rainy day.
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
February 17, 2006
A bit of a muddle at the ending, but the performances are pleasant (Tom Wilkinson is outstanding) and the humour is quick and subversive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
February 17, 2006
... willfully odd movie ...
| Original Score: 2/4
Angela Baldassarre
Sympatico.ca
February 17, 2006
While this film is certainly not a painful experience, it is certainly not up to the brilliance of Oscar Wilde's intent and voice.
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Keith Phipps
AV Club
February 16, 2006
A wet teabag of a movie.
| Original Score: C
Marrit Ingman
Austin Chronicle
February 11, 2006
With its jellyfish direction, A Good Woman throws its actors overboard to see if they can swim.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeanne Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
February 8, 2006
It's (Tom) Wilkinson who really saves the movie. His acting is always outstanding --- he makes it appear so effortless.
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David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
February 8, 2006
The working title for this film might have been 'Bartlett's Familiar Quotations as Spoken by Brits in Italy'.
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Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
February 5, 2006
It's brief, frivolous, and extremely entertaining even as some of it seems forced, and the film lacks the elegance of Wilde's wordplay.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Phil Hall
Film Threat
February 4, 2006
Entertaining and stylish.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Boo Allen
Denton Record-Chronicle
February 4, 2006
The famous Oscar Wilde wit tempered with gorgeous Italian sunsets. You could do worse.
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Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
February 3, 2006
Writer Howard Himelstein should have left well enough alone.
| Original Score: 2/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
February 3, 2006
This could have been an amusing, old-fashioned drawing room farce but fails for two reasons: Helen Hunt and Scarlett Johansson.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
February 3, 2006
...offers the stunning scenery of the Amalfi coast and the thoroughly entertaining, completely endearing performance of Tom Wilkinson..
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Ken Fox
TV Guide
February 3, 2006
The production is beautifully costumed and cast, and Hunt acquits herself quite nicely while playing entirely against type.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
February 3, 2006
A Good Woman suffers from a staggeringly bad miscasting of its central role and from a cut-and-paste screenplay that substitutes random insertions of Wilde epigrams for character.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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