The Importance of Being Earnest Reviews

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March 15, 2011
Romance and deception in Wilde's clever comedy of manners.
August 7, 2008
November 1, 2007
This may be a less than ideal "Earnest," but it still has delights...
December 6, 2005
September 30, 2005
January 12, 2004
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June 20, 2003
June 19, 2003
February 8, 2003
The ability to compress such a hilariously complex story into 97 minutes of film is a tribute both to Wilde's astounding economy with words and Parker's mastery of his source material.
December 8, 2002
November 29, 2002
Could it be better cast? NO! It?s a frothy delight, true to the spirit of the original, but flavored with the permissiveness of the present.
September 30, 2002
Despite a few distracting cinematic touches, Oliver Parker's 'Earnest' effort is a joy to watch -- and to hear.
September 11, 2002
Shot in lavish Technicolor but restricted to a few well-designed sets, The Importance of Being Earnest is a small cinematic gem.
August 26, 2002
While the film doesn't quite stake its claim as a definitive reimagination, it is nonetheless a fun, energetic treatment of an engaging story.
August 9, 2002
July 22, 2002
July 20, 2002
The Importance of Being Earnest resonates and inspires rapid-fire bouts of laughter, perhaps even a few giggles from the author himself, whom posterity has rewarded the last laugh.
July 20, 2002
The film lacked the capriciousness it required...
June 28, 2002
It's a frolicsome ball of fluff that is just so darned enjoyable. I hoped it would never end.
June 27, 2002
"...something appears to have been lost in the translation this time. The Importance of Being Earnest movie seems to be missing a great deal of the acerbic repartee of the play."
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