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A Good Woman Reviews

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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
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
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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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
M.E. Russell
Oregonian
February 3, 2006
The movie is gorgeous to look at, the script has a killer twist and the cast is competent.
| Original Score: B
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
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
February 3, 2006
The barbs fly with zest and impeccable comic timing in A Good Woman.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
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
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Mario Tarradell
Dallas Morning News
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+
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
February 3, 2006
Strained of much of its Englishness...A Good Woman earns most of its good will from those Wildean epigrams.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Marcy Dermansky
About.com
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
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
February 2, 2006
A clever rearranging of Oscar Wilde's first great play, Lady Windermere's Fan.
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
February 2, 2006
[Tom] Wilkinson artfully deepens a character who in Wilde's original play was rather boobish. It's a marvelous performance in a pretty good film.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
February 2, 2006
It might be empty calories, but A Good Woman is a tasty bonbon, the equal of the recent film version of Wilde's An Ideal Husband.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February 2, 2006
A stunning setting, clever dialogue, gorgeous period costumes by John Bloomfield (he did last year's Being Julia) and a honey of a performance by Wilkinson as a practical man of great means who sees nothing wrong in being wanted for his money.
| Original Score: B+
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
February 1, 2006
Passionate flair periodically turns theatrical but a snappy twist of a climax marks this social satire with a scarlet A for effort.
| Original Score: 3/4
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