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A Passage to India Reviews

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April 24, 2008
Regardless of what one thinks of David Lean and his old fashioned style, the results here - save perhaps for the casting of Alec Guinness as a Hindu professor - are exquisite.
Read More | Original Score: 86/100
April 21, 2008
Lean's visually appealing film frequently connects as a social satire and a mystical melodrama of transgressors looking for footholds in psychically threatening territory.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 17, 2008
Lean isn't on his A-game here, but the film isn't bad.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
March 19, 2008
Lean's swan song is an intelligent adaptation of Forster's complex novel about racil prejudice and sexual repression, flaunting wonderful perfromances from the two leads, Judy Davis and particularly Dame Peggy Ashcroft.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 8, 2008
Epic, briliantly photographed, but slow David Lean drama.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 6, 2007
Lean does an excellent job of conveying the repressive nature of British society captured in the novel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 6, 2007
While the storytelling is rather toothless, A Passage to India is certainly well worth watching for fans of the director's epic style.
November 6, 2007
An impeccably faithful, beautifully played and occasionally languorous adaptation of E.M. Forster's classic novel.
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June 24, 2006
Not for literary purists, but if you like your entertainment well tailored, then feel the quality and the width.
April 13, 2006
Maybe a little too stately, but still a powerful and beautiful film.
| Original Score: 4/5
December 15, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 23, 2004
Forster's novel is one of the literary landmarks of this century, and now David Lean has made it into one of the greatest screen adaptations I have ever seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
May 20, 2003
The film is very much 'a full theatrical meal,' and one that conveys a lot of 'the multiplicity of life' one seldom sees on the screen these days.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 30, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
March 16, 2002
A literary riddle that every viewer is challenged to decipher in light of his or her own perception of human passion and prejudice.
November 6, 2007
The film, for all Lean's innate elegance, is strangely remote and unmoving. It could easily have been a Merchant-Ivory film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 6, 2007
David Lean's studied, plodding, overanalytic direction manages to kill most of the meaning in E.M. Forster's haunting novel of cultural collision in colonial India.
August 21, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
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