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Hilary and Jackie Reviews

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Sight and Sound
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.
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David Stratton
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.
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Tom Charity
Time Out
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.
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
July 7, 2004
No, it's not a movie about two first ladies married to adulterous husbands.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
As exhilarating, passionate and profound as the music it celebrates.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
August 23, 2002
One of the best films of the year. An emotionally gripping tale about obsession, family and love.
| Original Score: 5/5
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
April 17, 2002
A good, if draining, film.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 3, 2002
Shows the high price that must be paid by families with a genius in their midst.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
One of the most insightful and wrenching portraits of the joys and tribulations of being a classical musician ever filmed.
| Original Score: 5/5
Scott Renshaw
Scott Renshaw's Screening Room
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
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
This is as rich and powerful a film as has been released in 1998!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
An extraordinary film!
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Peter Brunette
January 1, 2000
The acting by Emily Watson and Rachel Griffiths, playing Jackie and Hilary, respectively, as adults, is first-rate.
L.J. Strom
Boxoffice Magazine
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.

E! Online
January 1, 2000
Gorgeous musical sequences and top-notch acting!
Sjohnna McCray
TNT's Rough Cut
January 1, 2000
It's an artsy soap opera that would serve as a monumental TV movie, but shines dimly as a feature film.
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
A compelling film!
| Original Score: 79/100
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
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.
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
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
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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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