The House of Mirth - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The House of Mirth Reviews

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March 23, 2001
Davies has given us a methodical film that seems to move with the deliberateness of a clock slowly winding down.
March 21, 2001
So mannered and discreet that it's dull.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
March 16, 2001
Both literate and literary, it is serious without being humorless.
March 16, 2001
Has a rich, sumptuous look and a talented cast that many other films would kill for.
February 26, 2001
What we're talking about here could hardly be described as a tableau vivant.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 23, 2001
Anderson's great performance -- a study in stillness and reserve -- gets us through a story that is almost painful to watch.
February 23, 2001
Davies brings his elegant aestheticism to bear for the first time on a strong story line and succeeds superbly.
February 22, 2001
Exquisite, devastating.
February 21, 2001
An excellent film, with the majority of thanks due to Wharton, Davies and Anderson.
Read More | Original Score: 80/100
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-
February 12, 2001
Lovely to look at.
Read More | Original Score: B+
February 9, 2001
Pierces the heart and mind with a tale and a treatment that feel all too painfully real.
February 7, 2001
Plays more like Scenes From Edith Wharton's Novel than a dramatically involving adaptation.
February 7, 2001
I can't recall another movie that cries out so incessantly for running commentary.
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.
February 7, 2001
With first-rate performances and sumptuous period detail, this is a very worthwhile adaptation of Wharton's novel.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
February 6, 2001
Davies attains a narrative purity of shocking intimacy and emotional force.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
February 2, 2001
A tale of the past that speaks directly to the present.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
February 1, 2001
Mr. Davies' stylish adaptation should certainly please Ms. Wharton's fans.
January 26, 2001
A beautiful, elegantly tasteful film about the utter and complete devastation of a human being.
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