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A Good Woman Reviews

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February 3, 2006
Something is wrong with A Good Woman: The lightning never strikes. It's never quite alive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 3, 2006
The third and very least of the films based on Lady Windermere's Fan, A Good Woman proves itself to be downright bad.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 3, 2006
The movie is gorgeous to look at, the script has a killer twist and the cast is competent.
Read More | Original Score: B
February 3, 2006
Wilde isn't supposed to be lovely, or charming. He's supposed to be funny, wicked, rude and as full of serious feeling as a lavender butterfly.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 3, 2006
A Good Woman is such a dreary affair that it makes you wonder whether the last Wilde adaptation -- the critically lambasted The Importance of Being Earnest with Reese Witherspoon -- was really that bad after all.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 3, 2006
A good woman (or a good movie) may not be as hard to find as a good man, but you have to know where to look. This is worth checking out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 3, 2006
Besides the consuming, universal glibness of its characters, A Good Woman is also undermined by some ditsy casting.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 3, 2006
The barbs fly with zest and impeccable comic timing in A Good Woman.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 3, 2006
A Good Woman won't ruin anyone's day, but it won't make anyone's either, and it won't get the great Irish playwright anything like the admiration his work deserves.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 3, 2006
As a rule I'm a pushover for Oscar Wilde's brand of high-flown drollery. But A Good Woman, director Mike Barker's film version of Wilde's Lady Windermere's Fan, left me high, dry and grumpy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 3, 2006
It isn't exactly miscasting that sabotages `A Good Woman' as much as it is the timing of the casting at hand.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 3, 2006
For those in the mood for love, A Good Woman is more than good. It's one of the best films of the new year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 3, 2006
Rarely have so many regularly employed professionals created something so utterly undistinguished as A Good Woman.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 3, 2006
For the eyes, it's a cinematic banquet filled with the colors, wardrobe and scenery of 1930s Italy. For the mind, it's a sleek, intelligent story about love and money.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 3, 2006
A Good Woman above all lacks the joyful, lucid anger that lights up Wilde's plays -- the sense that beneath the witticisms he's telling it like it is to people who aren't used to hearing it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 3, 2006
Strained of much of its Englishness...A Good Woman earns most of its good will from those Wildean epigrams.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 3, 2006
Wilde provides the quips, Helen Hunt the acting chops, Scarlett Johansson the ample bosom, and all of it is filtered through golden mediterranean light.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 3, 2006
As period dramas go, this Woman is accessible, but not nearly as delightful as the recent Pride & Prejudice.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 2, 2006
AS IF Helen Hunt could ever steal a guy away from Scarlett Johansson
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 2, 2006
Without an incisive satirical tone and with the shift of both period and location, 'A Good Woman' loses its bite.
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