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September 18, 2013
So finely tooled that it feels like it ought to be bound in Morocco leather and placed on a display case in a department store for a last minute Christmas gift.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 28, 2010
Flawed adaptation of Roth's novel isn't for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 18, 2007
Casting a stain.
Full Review | Original Score: D
August 2, 2007
Both Nicole Kidman and Anthony Hopkins are vastly miscast in Robert Benton's poor adaptation of Philip Roth's poignant novel, one of the few works about contempo academic battlefields.
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 20, 2005
The acting is phenomenal (especially Harris), and the film will be a nice challenge for those in search of one.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 17, 2004
One of the most underrated pictures of 2003.
| Original Score: A-
December 6, 2004
The film's frame groans in its attempt to contain such a complex story, and its actors ask us to accept implausible things... but it's ultimately rewarding.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
August 28, 2004
A tricky adaptation of an unlikely novel that nevertheless goes almost as wrong as possible...prey to the most amateur varieties of structural and tonal errors.
Full Review | Original Score: F
July 11, 2004
...a potboiler disguised as a work of art.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
April 9, 2004
In an obvious stretch, Kidman's acting calls attention to itself, especially with her broad gestures.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 2, 2004
It is a well-dressed, good-looking wax dummy of a film.
February 28, 2004
a well-acted misfire...
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
February 24, 2004
Watching Kidman mop floors impressed me with same effect as seeing George W. Bush fly a fighter jet.
February 11, 2004
Além das péssimas escalações de Hopkins e Kidman, que simplesmente não convencem em seus papéis, o filme ainda sofre em função do roteiro sem foco de Meyer.
| Original Score: 2/5
February 2, 2004
It's a thought-provoking, unusually intelligent and well-acted film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 2, 2004
A valiant attempt to bring a difficult book (Philip Roth's 'The Human Stain') to the screen that's undermined by the added distraction of Nicole Kidman as a char lady.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 21, 2004
Sensitively written and directed but spectacularly miscast.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 15, 2004
There are some terrific scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 13, 2004
A well-acted and well-intentioned film, but the plot is laughably inept.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 1, 2004
The Human Stain is an interesting film that doesn't quite work. [It] is probably the best film version possible of what is essentially an unfilmable work.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 3/5
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