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Mrs. Dalloway Reviews

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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-
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Emanuel Levy
Variety
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.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 12, 2004
Great story but stilted film.
| Original Score: 2/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
October 15, 2003
Effective version of the book. Good double feature with The Hours.
| Original Score: 4/5
Kevin Courrier
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Inconsistent yet ultimately satisfying ...
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Self-important piffle ...
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 2, 2002
Vividly conveys the message of Woolf's novel- despite social and psychological differences, we are all connected.
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
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
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
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).
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
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
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Cinematic soporific for the cynically reclined. Unalliteratively, it's a snooze.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
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.
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
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
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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.
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David Denby
New York Magazine/Vulture
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.
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
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
David Noh
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
The film never rises above the dull, comforting worthiness of a 'Masterpiece Theatre' production
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
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
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
January 1, 2000
Attempts to be moving, it left me cold.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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