The House of Mirth - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The House of Mirth Reviews

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Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
March 23, 2001
Davies has given us a methodical film that seems to move with the deliberateness of a clock slowly winding down.
Eric D. Snider
March 21, 2001
So mannered and discreet that it's dull.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
March 16, 2001
Both literate and literary, it is serious without being humorless.
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
March 16, 2001
Has a rich, sumptuous look and a talented cast that many other films would kill for.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
February 26, 2001
What we're talking about here could hardly be described as a tableau vivant.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
February 23, 2001
Anderson's great performance -- a study in stillness and reserve -- gets us through a story that is almost painful to watch.
Dave Kehr
February 23, 2001
Davies brings his elegant aestheticism to bear for the first time on a strong story line and succeeds superbly.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
February 22, 2001
Exquisite, devastating.
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
February 21, 2001
An excellent film, with the majority of thanks due to Wharton, Davies and Anderson.
| Original Score: 80/100
Carlo Cavagna
February 12, 2001
The last act is a hell of a payoff, rendering the preceding events more significant than they at first appear to be
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February 12, 2001
Lovely to look at.
| Original Score: B+
Shawn Levy
February 9, 2001
Pierces the heart and mind with a tale and a treatment that feel all too painfully real.
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Derek Elley
February 7, 2001
Plays more like Scenes From Edith Wharton's Novel than a dramatically involving adaptation.
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February 7, 2001
I can't recall another movie that cries out so incessantly for running commentary.
Wendy Weinstein
Film Journal International
February 7, 2001
Deepens our appreciation of Wharton's genius for observing the intricacies of social life and the greater intricacies of the human heart.
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 7, 2001
With first-rate performances and sumptuous period detail, this is a very worthwhile adaptation of Wharton's novel.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
February 6, 2001
Davies attains a narrative purity of shocking intimacy and emotional force.
| Original Score: 5/5
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
February 2, 2001
A tale of the past that speaks directly to the present.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News
February 1, 2001
Mr. Davies' stylish adaptation should certainly please Ms. Wharton's fans.
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Steven Rosen
Denver Post
January 26, 2001
A beautiful, elegantly tasteful film about the utter and complete devastation of a human being.
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