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A Good Woman Reviews

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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.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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
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.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
February 17, 2006
... willfully odd movie ...
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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.
February 16, 2006
A wet teabag of a movie.
Read More | Original Score: C
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
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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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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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-
February 4, 2006
Entertaining and stylish.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 4, 2006
The famous Oscar Wilde wit tempered with gorgeous Italian sunsets. You could do worse.
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February 3, 2006
Writer Howard Himelstein should have left well enough alone.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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-
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+
February 3, 2006
The production is beautifully costumed and cast, and Hunt acquits herself quite nicely while playing entirely against type.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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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