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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+
Emanuel Levy
August 17, 2012
| 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

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Film Threat
January 12, 2004
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
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 3/4
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
Sarah Silsbury
October 30, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
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Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeremy Heilman
March 5, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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.

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
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Dennis Harvey
February 23, 2012
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
April 27, 2007
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
Kevin Jackson
Sight and Sound
December 2, 2002
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
September 26, 2002

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
Kent Jones
Senses of Cinema
June 25, 2001
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
June 15, 2001
April 18, 2001
Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio
March 24, 2001
The palette of period detail and atmosphere is breathlessly sumptuous, but the story itself unfolds in slo-mo at the speed of life.
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Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
February 7, 2001
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Ebert & Roeper
February 7, 2001
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