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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.
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
February 11, 2008
All the meticulousness, intelligence, taste and superior acting that one expects from Merchant Ivory productions have been brought to bear.
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
Who else but Merchant Ivory to give the big-screen treatment to Ishiguro's Booker Prize-winning novel about class, fascism and the stiff upper lip?
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Here's a film for adults. It's also about time to recognize that Mr. Ivory is one of our finest directors, something that critics tend to overlook because most of his films have been literary adaptations.
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
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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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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
A subtle, thoughtful movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
There is not a false note in the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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