My Brilliant Career Reviews

June 24, 2006
The period atmosphere is evoked with careful delicacy, but the characters rarely become more than stereotypes with performances (Judy Davis excepted) to match.
June 23, 2005
Davis is charmingly cynical in the film, and Neill's a winner, but ultimately this period piece gets so caught up in its own cleverness and wannabe shock that it comes off as trite.
January 1, 2000
The action and sentiments are familiar to the point of cliche, and there isn't much life in Gillian Armstrong's academic direction.