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Mrs. Dalloway Reviews

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September 7, 2011
Director Marleen Gorris and screenwriter Eileen Atkins have done a remarkable job of suggesting the inner mental jumble Woolf strove to convey and constructing an exterior narrative of luminous beauty.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 26, 2009
A highly romantic, deeply melancholy drama, the film offers psychological and existential insights about the inevitable effects - and price - of life choices.
June 12, 2004
Great story but stilted film.
| Original Score: 2/5
October 15, 2003
Effective version of the book. Good double feature with The Hours.
| Original Score: 4/5
June 5, 2002
Inconsistent yet ultimately satisfying ...
March 24, 2002
Self-important piffle ...
March 2, 2002
Vividly conveys the message of Woolf's novel- despite social and psychological differences, we are all connected.
February 28, 2002
So caught up in being reserved and proper that [it] fails to show us any emotion at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 1, 2000
he film adaptation of ''Mrs. Dalloway'' is as elegantly wrought and reflective as the material allows (which is to say that in this case, a trip to the library makes for an invaluable part of the experience).
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
The first act will be perplexing for those unfamiliar with the novel, but Redgrave's performance steers us through, and by the end we understand with complete, final clarity what the story was about.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
There's probably a point to be made, but the film lacks the confidence to make it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Cinematic soporific for the cynically reclined. Unalliteratively, it's a snooze.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 1, 2000
The entire ensemble, but especially Ms. Redgrave, convey the flights of feeling that entangle their lives, the sudden changes of fervor that make life both exciting and anxiety-ridden.
January 1, 2000
A film that is as dull as dishwater even if most of the cast is quite talented.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
[The] complex story structure is virtually impossible to reproduce on the screen. But thanks to Redgrave's dazzling turn and some other fine performances, Gorris and screenwriter Eileen Atkins come reasonably close.
January 1, 2000
The movie doesn't offer hash; it is well ordered, beautiful, and clear. But it does what movies do, not what Virginia Woolf does.
January 1, 2000
Gorris has met the challenge of Woolf's style, translating it into motion-picture terms with a surprising degree of success.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
The film never rises above the dull, comforting worthiness of a 'Masterpiece Theatre' production
January 1, 2000
Vanessa Redgrave is such a majestic screen presence -- so luminous and wise -- that even the stilted "Mrs. Dalloway" is hard-pressed to dim her radiance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Attempts to be moving, it left me cold.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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