The House of Mirth - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The House of Mirth Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
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+
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
A very worthwhile adaptation of Wharton's novel.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
January 2, 2004
Everything about the film feels ornate but funereal, like an airless luxury suite on the last night of an affair.
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
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
Michael Dequina
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
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 2, 2002
It's a work of great artistry and integrity...
Full Review | Original Score: A
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
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.
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
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
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
May 25, 2001
Far better than most swill heading for shelter under comparisons to Merchant-Ivory or Masterpiece Theatre.
Full Review | Original Score: short
Philip Booth
Orlando Weekly
May 17, 2001
An entrancing, entirely satisfying piece of work.
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies
May 4, 2001
Sumptuous to the eye, riveting to the ear and prickly to the heart.
Michael Atkinson
April 16, 2001
Not since A Room with a View has a classic novel been so perfectly realized on film.
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online
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
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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.
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
April 6, 2001
Populated by three-dimensional characters who quietly illustrate the hypocrisy and double-dealing required to keep one's spot in society.
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
April 6, 2001
[Anderson] delivers fine moments of high emotion in the movie's climactic moments.
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Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 6, 2001
This is very much Anderson's film.
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Sara Wildberger
Miami Herald
April 6, 2001
It has such an eerie contemporary resonance that you nearly forget about the horses and corsets and lamplight.
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
April 6, 2001
We're drawn slowly, if not completely, into this world of brittle gentility and subtle hostility.
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