Tess Reviews

January 3, 2018
[Polanski's film] is textured and smooth and even, with lateral compositions subtly flowing into each other; the sequences are beautifully structured, and the craftsmanship is hypnotic. But the picture is tame.
February 19, 2010
Tess is a sensitive, intelligent screen treatment of a literary masterwork.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
Tess tells one rather more about its director's much publicised preoccupations than about Hardy's themes.
October 23, 2004
This is a wonderful film.
May 20, 2003
Without Mr. Polanski's name in the credits, this lush and scenic Tess could even be mistaken for the work of David Lean.
January 1, 2000
een in the context of Roman Polanski's career it becomes something rich and strange, shaded into terror by the naturalistic absurdism that is the basis of Polanski's style.