The Happy Prince Reviews

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July 1, 2020
Everett's performance in The Happy Prince is nothing short of astonishing and full of nuances that paint Wilde as both magnificent and grotesque.
June 1, 2020
The Happy Prince is a great jumping-off point for Wilde newbies.
March 6, 2020
A well-meaning but much too depressing biopic on the controversial and celebrated genius 19th century Irish playwright, poet and great wit, Oscar Wilde.
March 5, 2020
By turns melancholy, witty, brutal, and sensual, the film is distinguished by its artful weave of time and memory, and by Everett's uncompromising performance as Wilde during his final years.
October 8, 2019
For his writing-directing debut, actor Rupert Everett ambitiously recreates the final three years of Oscar Wilde's life in a swirling, artistic odyssey.
May 6, 2019
The Happy Prince says that love, friendship, and strength of character are the only currencies that matter in life's fickle economy.
May 1, 2019
A simple biopic that transpires an authentic devotion from Rupert Everett. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 29, 2019
A resounding and artistic film by Rupert Everett, who has written, produced and directed almost as a life project. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 24, 2019
An Oscar Wilde rarely seen, and very necessary to see today. [Full review in Spanish]
April 19, 2019
[It's] a rather heavy, sad film albeit a well-acted and beautifully photographed one
April 5, 2019
Really this is all about Everett, who tried to get the film made for many years and, it must be said, considers himself something of an Oscar Wilde-type figure offscreen.
April 5, 2019
Everett's direction is full of beautiful surfaces and witty lines, but there's not much beneath them.
March 19, 2019
In the role of his career and his directing debut, Rupert Everett shines brightly as the troubled literary genius, Oscar Wilde during his final years.
March 2, 2019
Actor Rupert Everett's mistitled The Happy Prince marks his debut as a film director, and the subject matter is clearly close to his heart.
February 12, 2019
This respectful ode may feel more like a lurid slog, but one that will stay with you long after the vivacious rogue draws his final breath.
January 10, 2019
Everett captures much of this, if necessarily in cinematic shorthand... Yet it's exactly Wilde's penchant for self-destruction that Everett doesn't pursue enough.
January 2, 2019
A bleak film that nevertheless brims with the spirit and cheek of Wilde himself, Everett is here revealed as the man best suited to telling this particular tale.
December 28, 2018
It's an interesting, more sober counterpoint to 1997's Stephen Fry starring Wilde, but Happy Prince feels like more of a slog than it should be.
December 21, 2018
Astonishing for a first film...
December 17, 2018
Rupert Everett is a tour de force... being so involved on all levels must have required superhuman amounts of energy.
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