Hilary and Jackie - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Hilary and Jackie Reviews

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June 18, 2012
This is an actors' film, and the actors are actually rather good. That may not make it a fashionable movie, but it's not a negligible achievement.
March 26, 2009
Eye-grabbing performances from Emily Watson and Rachel Griffiths, who portray celebrated British cellist Jacqueline Du Pre and her older sister, Hilary, distinguish this ambitious but flawed biography, the debut feature from Anand Tucker.
June 24, 2006
Watson's performance is virtuoso: passionate, sensitive, impressionable and sometimes grotesque; and she's well matched by the subtle Griffiths and vibrant Morrisey.
July 7, 2004
No, it's not a movie about two first ladies married to adulterous husbands.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 15, 2002
As exhilarating, passionate and profound as the music it celebrates.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 23, 2002
One of the best films of the year. An emotionally gripping tale about obsession, family and love.
| Original Score: 5/5
April 17, 2002
A good, if draining, film.
March 3, 2002
Shows the high price that must be paid by families with a genius in their midst.
January 1, 2000
One of the most insightful and wrenching portraits of the joys and tribulations of being a classical musician ever filmed.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
A revelation when it allows us to see what people surrender for art, as well as why people surrender their art.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
January 1, 2000
This is as rich and powerful a film as has been released in 1998!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
An extraordinary film!
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
The acting by Emily Watson and Rachel Griffiths, playing Jackie and Hilary, respectively, as adults, is first-rate.
January 1, 2000
The film is quite an ambitious and stylized biopic, spanning decades and capturing the world of concert performance where time stops and sensory perception become excruciatingly magnified.
January 1, 2000
Gorgeous musical sequences and top-notch acting!
January 1, 2000
It's an artsy soap opera that would serve as a monumental TV movie, but shines dimly as a feature film.
January 1, 2000
A compelling film!
Read More | Original Score: 79/100
January 1, 2000
Watson is a mercurial presence with huge, nervous baby eyes, and when she cuts loose, an otherwise conventional film shudders with anxiety.
January 1, 2000
The film is a triumph that deserves the same roaring applause from motion picture audiences that Jackie received from her musical ones.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
This is a film that glows with confidence, sparked by a maturity for its material.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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