Reviews

Feb 23, 2018
This isn't dumb, but it plays out as academically as it sounds, without a shred of true terror and with only the most muted sexual charge. Solemn, portentous and curiously dull, there is simply no chemical charge between Roberts and Malkovich.
Sep 7, 2011
Jun 18, 2002
The film is too mannered, too stuffy.
Feb 14, 2001
Sluggish and interminable, Mary Reilly makes good on little of its potential to be disturbing and none of its chance to be emotionally involving.
Jan 1, 2000
Mary Reilly works as Gothic melodrama because it understands the genre so well.
Jan 1, 2000
It's a slight, moribund bugaboo, a bump in the night, and then nothing.
Jan 1, 2000
Unfortunately, your response to the bizarre story of terror and lust that dare not speak their name is pretty well limited to Roberts' response -- which is, in turn, limited by her technique.
Jan 1, 2000
A perversely courageous disaster that audiences will simply hate.
Jan 1, 2000
Director Frears seems more interested in the atmosphere than the narrative.
Jan 1, 2000
The story lacks purpose.
Jan 1, 2000
Mary Reilly is haunting, not only because of its foggy, shadowy settings, but because of the questions it encourages us to ask about ourselves and others.
Feb 23, 1996