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The Triumph of Love Reviews

December 7, 2007
I was periodically put off by a certain self-consciousness of delivery.
June 24, 2006
Great fun.
May 24, 2002
The characters in Triumph of Love are trifles, so that the farcical situation, which depends on the audience buying quick changes of heart -- like falling in love in an instant -- has no resonance.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 17, 2002
In short, a film dependent on deception relies on the Clark Kent school of disguise, and it doesn't work.
Read More | Original Score: C
May 10, 2002
It could have been something special, but two things drag it down to mediocrity -- director Clare Peploe's misunderstanding of Marivaux's rhythms, and Mira Sorvino's limitations as a classical actress.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 10, 2002
The entire cast is first-rate, especially Sorvino.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
May 9, 2002
More trifle than triumph.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 9, 2002
Proves a lovely trifle that, unfortunately, is a little too in love with its own cuteness.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 4, 2002
Viewed as a comedy, a romance, a fairy tale, or a drama, there's nothing remotely triumphant about this motion picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 3, 2002
Elegant but deliciously, determinedly lofty,
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 2, 2002
The premise is less playful than played-out.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 22, 2002
An exquisite celebration of language, life and love.
April 21, 2002
A lovely confection about the romance of role-playing.
April 19, 2002
Coughs and sputters on its own postmodern conceit.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 19, 2002
A classy, sprightly spin on film.
April 19, 2002
As the princess, Sorvino glides gracefully from male persona to female without missing a beat. Ben Kingsley is truly funny, playing a kind of Ghandi gone bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 19, 2002
It's a treat watching Shaw, a British stage icon, melting under the heat of Phocion's attentions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 19, 2002
Clare Peploe's The Triumph of Love is the movie equivalent of a good summer dress: Shimmery and breezy, it lets just enough air and sunlight through.
April 19, 2002
Elegant, mannered and teasing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 19, 2002
A gorgeous, witty, seductive movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 18, 2002
A triumph of misguided moviemaking, starting with a grotesquely miscast Mira Sorvino, who arguably gives the worst performance ever by an Oscar winner.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
April 18, 2002
The work of a nimble wordsmith and a wicked observer of human nature.
Read More | Original Score: B+
April 18, 2002
A sunny, high-style, beautifully verbose romp.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 18, 2002
De-lovely to look at, deliciously cast, but something less than delightful.
April 18, 2002
Even though the sumptuous period piece has a cinematic flow and visual grace, Peploe strikes an unvarying, intensely theatrical note that creates an aura of archness and slides swiftly into tedium.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 17, 2002
A beguiling trifle, a gauzy, teasing inquiry into the fungibility of emotions.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 16, 2002
Sorvino makes the princess seem smug and cartoonish, and the film only really comes alive when poor Hermocrates and Leontine pathetically compare notes about their budding amours.
March 28, 2002
Peploe's smarts and the deft performances can't compensate for the fact that what we're watching, however charming, is a fancifully costumed theater piece that cuts off the oxygen needed to make a play breathe onscreen.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5