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Quills Reviews

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½ August 20, 2018
a remarkably new dramatic version of de sade's story.
February 11, 2018
Worth it for Rush's performance alone (maybe his best). Winslet is always good. Movie theme is dark, not for everyone
½ December 24, 2016
This was really good. I liked it a lot
½ September 17, 2016
A waste of film. Miss it.
August 7, 2016
It's a sensual and disturbing affair with a cast that will blow your socks off.
July 1, 2016
The good performances, particularly Geoffrey Rush, can't distract from the incessant inaccuracies as well as the unwillingness to truly get into Marquis De Sade's, well, sadistic extremes.
June 11, 2016
Sat for an hour waiting for it to get better, it doesn't. Worst movie ever.
January 17, 2016
So well written. A fun movie. I was pleasantly surprised.
December 19, 2015
Great story and wonderful acting. Geoffrey Rush as the Marquis de Sade is NOT to be missed! He is fabulous!
½ September 21, 2015
As desperate to shock as it is blunt in communicating its social commentary, Quills mistakes obvious stabs at satire that fall flat for intelligent criticism, attempting to condemn hypocritical aspects of social mores while simultaneously making several missteps in regards of the portrayal of violence against women and those with mental disabilities (forfeiting the moral high ground it purports to reclaim in the process). Despite these problems, it's largely well-acted, and comes with the added benefit of providing the opportunity to look at Joaquin Phoenix's face for a while.
September 13, 2015
Sensational. Rush, Winslet & Phoenix are perfect. It's funny, disturbing and strangely romantic
August 22, 2015
Set in the period after The French Revolution. The final years in the life of the Marquis De Sade in a Church:Insane Asylum. Dark and disturbing at times. Ultimately a struggle for the Freedom of Self Expression. The film teeters between Healthy Sexuality and Sexual Perversion, Sexual Expression and Religious Sexual Repression. Ultimately leading to madness.
August 6, 2015
good film with a weird ending
½ June 25, 2015
Jeffrey Rush steals the show here!
½ May 28, 2015
Difficult and uneven but Winslet brings a touch of grace to this otherwise crass offering.
Super Reviewer
February 18, 2015
No it's not an "accurate" depiction of of the Marquis de Sade, but that's not the point. Kaufman and Wright use a fictional version of Sade to explore censorship and hypocrisy, which works like gangbusters. One of my favorite screenplays of the last 20 years.
December 31, 2014
One remarkable movie with a tour de force performance from Geoffrey Rush one of my favorite actors to begin with. Kate Winslet is also quite good here and I'm not typically a fan of hers. Joaquin Phoenix and Michael Caine give stellar supporting performances. The writing is outstanding and amazing costume design. I really loved this movie
½ December 24, 2014
Both erotic and unsettling. Quills is a magnificent historical drama with powerhouse acting from it's great cast. Geoffrey rush was tremendous as mad man writer. Philip Kaufman's perfectly executive direction and Doug Wright's detailed screenplay makes quills a great movie even though the story is quite disturbing.
½ December 7, 2014
Disappointing movie with a Good cast, but, I thought the story itself was dull and slow moving. Kate Winslet carries this one.
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