Notes on a Scandal Reviews

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May 15, 2009
Smart and brash, it's a picture Bette Davis and Joan Crawford would have killed (preferably each other) to be in.
April 21, 2007
February 9, 2007
Blanchett has also recently appeared in The Good German and Babel, but this represents far and away her best work.
February 3, 2007
Richard Eyre's direction merely plays up the melodramatic aspects of Zoë Heller's novel, screenwriter Patrick Marber's acidic dialogue occasionally slips into the overwritten, and the rest of the cast gamely chews table scraps.
January 25, 2007
Bill Nighy is stunning in the small but pivotal role of Sheba's devastated husband, and Dench locates the desperate pathos in Barbara's malevolence.
January 12, 2007
This compact, fierce and frightening domestic thriller is the most violent film in many a day. The rage is in the angry words, the deepest thoughts of its 'heroine,' and the fear about what might come from those words is palpable.
June 6, 2019
A sharp, intelligent thriller whose thrills come not from car chases or shootouts - but from the power of words; glorious, unabashedly brutal words.
September 16, 2015
The strength of the writing, and therefore the directing, is that it sees the scandal as a minor point in a human experience that is naturally corrupt, and cares more about how those on the inside choose to deal with their realities.
November 7, 2012
Lurid melodrama lifted by corrosive writing and a frightening performance from the Dame.
August 28, 2009
Stages the story with a tastefulness both ponderous and dishonest
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