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The House of Mirth Reviews

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August 18, 2012
Meticulously made with graceful style, Terence Davies' adaptation of Wharton is superior to Scorsese's Age of Innocence, the author's other famous novel.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 28, 2010
A very worthwhile adaptation of Wharton's novel.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 2, 2004
Everything about the film feels ornate but funereal, like an airless luxury suite on the last night of an affair.
August 1, 2003
Besides his remarkable ability to render a profound sense of past in all his films, Davies can uncannily map out the emotions of his characters via his mise-en-scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 8, 2002
Ultimately, each passing minute equates to another cruel twist of the knife, and the audience cannot help but be riveted.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 2, 2002
It's a work of great artistry and integrity...
Full Review | Original Score: A
June 10, 2002
Lily is played by a lustrous Gillian Anderson, who is quite good at keeping a lovely, impenetrable mask in place as Lily moves through her rounds of parties, opening night galas and dinners.
November 24, 2001
The truth is out there. And the truth is that The X-Files's Gillian Anderson is badly miscast as Lily Bart.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 16, 2001
Gillian Anderson da muestras inusitadas de una versatilidad que seguramente le traerá buenos dividendos en el futuro
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 25, 2001
Far better than most swill heading for shelter under comparisons to Merchant-Ivory or Masterpiece Theatre.
Full Review | Original Score: short
May 17, 2001
An entrancing, entirely satisfying piece of work.
May 4, 2001
Sumptuous to the eye, riveting to the ear and prickly to the heart.
April 16, 2001
Not since A Room with a View has a classic novel been so perfectly realized on film.
April 12, 2001
Director Terrance Davies is only partially successful at making a gripping film about cold, despicable people.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 6, 2001
Davies breathes fresh air through the wax museum corridors of the costume drama by finding behind all that stiff-spined pomp and circumstance the most venal of impulses.
April 6, 2001
Populated by three-dimensional characters who quietly illustrate the hypocrisy and double-dealing required to keep one's spot in society.
April 6, 2001
[Anderson] delivers fine moments of high emotion in the movie's climactic moments.
April 6, 2001
This is very much Anderson's film.
April 6, 2001
It has such an eerie contemporary resonance that you nearly forget about the horses and corsets and lamplight.
April 6, 2001
We're drawn slowly, if not completely, into this world of brittle gentility and subtle hostility.
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