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The Remains of the Day Reviews

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
February 11, 2008
The actors keep this interesting, but as a story it drifts and rambles.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 15, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
A subtle, thoughtful movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Tragic love stories often hit with the hardest impact, and few are better-crafted and more intelligently presented than that of Mr. Stevens and Miss Kenton.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
June 19, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
February 7, 2016
Just gets better with age.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Clint Morris
Film Threat
May 6, 2005
A touching tale laced with unforgettable performances
| Original Score: 4/5
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Todd McCarthy
February 11, 2008
All the meticulousness, intelligence, taste and superior acting that one expects from Merchant Ivory productions have been brought to bear.
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
A solid film.
Full Review | Original Score: low +2 out of -4..+4
Cole Smithey
October 13, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
A closer look shows all the deep and heartfelt emotion just under the surface of Anthony Hopkins, underrewarded in one of the finest roles of his career.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
January 30, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
February 27, 2002
A flawless screen adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro's 1989 novel about love and work.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Put Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson and James Fox together and you can expect sterling performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
What do you call filmmakers who make literary entertainment box office in the age of Beavis and Butt-bead? Try miracle workers.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
March 28, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Dragan Antulov
January 1, 2000
Both melodrama and sociological study.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Sarah Chauncey
June 10, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
September 16, 2005
My choice for the best film of 1993. Impeccably acted and very moving. Anthony Hopkins is phenomenal as Stevens the repressed butler.
| Original Score: 5/5
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