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Orlando Reviews

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August 27, 2010
It's very specifically planned, and defiantly oddball.
August 17, 2010
Potter recreates four centuries of British cultural history in painterly images and austerely constructed settings...
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July 27, 2010
A silly and serious work of art that isn't afraid to entertain.
July 21, 2010
Swinton's androgynous affect has rarely been better exploited: It's a kick to see her transition among Orlando's numerous identities, whether wooing a Russian princess or submitting to the charms of the horseback-riding Shelmerdine.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 20, 2010
Eighteen years after its initial theatrical release, "Orlando" returns to theaters with all of its original allure intact, and then some.
July 19, 2010
Rarely have source material, director, and leading actress been more in alignment than in Orlando, the 1992 adaptation of Virginia Woolf's novel, directed by Sally Potter and starring Tilda Swinton.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 10, 2010
Warmer color and sound enhance this new release print, but the film's wry humor, action fantasy, and a literary leaning may make for tough sledding with today's viewers.
May 13, 2009
I would imagine such a bizarre film would appeal mainly to those with a discriminating taste.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 26, 2009
Orlando provides exciting, wonderfully witty entertainment with glorious settings and costumes and Tilda Swinton's sock performance in the title role.
July 23, 2007
Tilda Swinton is perfectly cast in Sally Potter's lavish, daring, and inventive adaptation of Virginia Woolf's novel.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 26, 2006
It's a critical work -- in the sense that it comments wryly on such things as representations of English history, sexuality/androgyny and class -- but made in the spirit of a love poem to both Woolf and the England that made us.
July 18, 2003
3.5
| Original Score: 3/5
July 12, 2003
A visually stunning screen adaptation of Virginia Woolf's 1928 novel.
May 20, 2003
This ravishing and witty spectacle invades the mind through eyes that are dazzled without ever being anesthetized.
August 26, 2002
A daring, daunting, playful work of some considerable intellectual force that just misses greatness owing to a lack of emotional weight.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 12, 2002
Tilda Swinton gets metrosexual in Sally Potter's surreal and unique costume drama.
| Original Score: 3/5
February 13, 2001
Orlando offers no amends nor explanations for its quirkiness and purposeful ambiguity, and so I quit on it somewhere during the course of 1750.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 1, 2000
This is the kind of movie you want to talk about afterward.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
Orlando would be unimaginable without Swinton in the title role. Her radiant, androgynous beauty makes every scene look like an Old Master portrait, and her charismatic character is touched with grace, gravity and a nimble humor.
January 1, 2000
Sly and sumptuous.
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