Hilary and Jackie Reviews

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March 3, 2018
Told from both women's points of view, this fascinating, if sometimes overwrought, tale packs a wallop. Watson's bravura performance shows us the agony, the ecstasy and the ruthlessness of genius.
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.
September 7, 2011
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.
May 14, 2003
February 8, 2003
October 15, 2002
As exhilarating, passionate and profound as the music it celebrates.
August 23, 2002
One of the best films of the year. An emotionally gripping tale about obsession, family and love.
April 17, 2002
A good, if draining, film.
Top Critic
March 19, 2002
March 3, 2002
Shows the high price that must be paid by families with a genius in their midst.
February 27, 2001
January 1, 2001
January 1, 2000
This one's a winner.
January 1, 2000
A compelling film!
January 1, 2000
An uncommonly well-rounded portrait of a tormented genius.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
A superb biographical account of the tragic life of cellist Jacqueline Du Pre and of the complex relationship between her and her older sister!
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