Maurice Reviews

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June 5, 2020
Maurice is certainly one of the best films in queer cinema.
May 20, 2020
The most stunning example of such a persistently ambiguous vision, which is often about the inability to express or even know one's desire, is Maurice... If the film is slow and confusing, its confusion is inherent in attempts to represent gay sexuality.
May 11, 2020
Certainly no more or less angst-ridden that other Forster adaptations of the time, Maurice is a worthy entry among the best Merchant-Ivory had to offer.
July 31, 2018
A triumph of the Merchant Ivory aesthetic. The cast are gorgeous. The passion is polite. The conclusion is a little surprising. Well worth reviving.
July 27, 2018
This elegant, heart-rending romance is now ripe for the reclaiming as a gay landmark.
July 26, 2018
Maurice is a candid, lucid, passionate film.
July 26, 2018
What's really revolutionary about this film is the way Ivory photographs male bodies in what were, by the standards of mainstream cinema at the time, quite explicit sex scenes.
July 25, 2018
A sumptuous film, whose beauty and importance has only increased with age. The very definition of a must-see.
July 27, 2017
It's as handsomely mounted as any of its more beloved brethren, especially in a shiny new 4k restoration, but it's no mystery why it was largely ignored back in the day.
June 1, 2017
With compassion, humor and detachment, James Ivory's superb film of E.M. Forster's "Maurice" takes us into the complacent, fixed world of Britain's privileged classes in the years immediately before World War I.
May 16, 2017
Wilby cracks the character's genteel surface, releasing bursts of fear, pride, and relief. His Maurice is neither martyr nor saint, radical only in his choice to pursue happiness.
July 4, 2005
August 27, 2004
A beautifully photographed film with top-drawer performances from a fine cast.
February 22, 2004
ultimately it keeps us engaged and reasonably entertained
October 17, 2003
October 15, 2003
May 20, 2003
Maurice' paints a subtly scathing portrait of polite society, a portrait affording many opportunities for cameo acting triumphs.
February 25, 2003
Probably Merchant-Ivory's best film.
January 1, 2000
It's woozy, unadulterated romance, an intoxicating tuxedo-ripper set against the elegant priggishness of England's post-Edwardian gentry.
January 1, 2000
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