The Heiress Reviews

June 3, 2019
Criterion's release excellently preserves William Wyler's psychologically probing masterwork.
May 17, 2019
The film works so well because those surging emotional currents, although often pushed just below the surface, give it a constant tension that draws you in like a thriller.
May 11, 2019
A deft psychological drama powered by superlative performances.
August 15, 2012
[A]n outstanding literary adaptation and a superb example of Hollywood fare at its most intelligent and sharply honed.
September 26, 2011
More interesting for the things it leaves unsaid than the occasionally staid melodramatic story.
February 20, 2010
Though it had a poor box office upon its release, it eventually became recognized as a masterpiece.
February 25, 2008
Wyler's superlative rendition of Henry James' novel Washington Square is meticulously mounted with great acting from Olivia De Havilland, Monty Clift, and particularly Ralph Richardson, dark-noirish lensing, and powerful score from Aaron Copeland.
July 10, 2007
For a movie as honored and loved as this, the extras are dreadfully scarce.
July 10, 2007
The reputation of this exceedingly fine film has continued to grow as the decades have rolled on, and the performances of a strong cast certainly deserve much of that credit.
March 30, 2007