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Washington Square Reviews

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½ July 4, 2015
This was just a terrible love story in the end.
June 8, 2014
Needlessly stupidly dreadful love story: a waste of good film.
January 31, 2013
An interesting watch to be sure, but JJ Leigh's quirky portrayal didn't capture a daughter even a flinty heartbroken father would sequester. I found each of the four main characters were so emotionally torqued that their interactions became a sort of screwball tragedy. Fascinating nonetheless.
Super Reviewer
December 27, 2012
Holland's treatment of Washington Square goes across the line of the interesting into something quite dull. When Jennifer Jason Leigh flops down dramatically in the midst of the film, it represented the most exciting thing about it. Zzzzzz...
October 22, 2012
A slow-moving literary adaptation, 'Washington Square' faithfully brings to the screen the Henry James novel of the same name, with sets and costumes depicting New York city in the 19th century. The film is somewhat pedestrian, in keeping with its source material, but the performances are wonderful, especially Jennifer Jason Leigh who plays a doctor's daughter who is at first somewhat simple, docile and shy but later comes into her own, earning her independence through a long, drawn-out period of quiet desperation.
August 11, 2012
YAY! Another favorite to add to my love of period pieces! Jennifer Jason Leigh does a fantastic job as an awkward shy woman who falls for a handsome suitor. This kept me guessing even though I had suspicions. Wonderful!
½ July 25, 2012
Breathtaking and powerfull. Jennifer jason Leigh still captivates me.
½ May 8, 2012
Yet another year where Jennifer just blows away the material with her acting. She was a force playing Catherine the modest only child of a rich doctor in late 19th Century New York.
½ May 3, 2012
i loved it, i wish i could be as strong as she was in this.
½ February 27, 2012
½ February 21, 2012
Weird yet ultimately compelling; Leigh in particular has a tough transformation to execute and makes it convincing. Remember Ben Chaplin? Seems like a long time ago.
February 9, 2011
too depressing for me
½ December 21, 2010
it's interesting to see how a period drama can be so modern and fresh. if only all costume films could be so clever and genuine. beautiful on every level.
½ August 3, 2010
Very good movie. Love that time period. Not your usual Jennifer Jason Leigh movie but I think she did well.
½ January 14, 2010
Agnieszka Holland's tedious adaptation of "Washington Square" suffers from awkward performances and a lack of aesthetic discipline.
January 5, 2010
Would have been a good story without such awful actors. And the main characters are ridiculously annoying.
½ January 3, 2010
Como me gustan las películas de época :)
Super Reviewer
August 10, 2009
Another from the 1997 Toronto International Film Festival, this festival was loaded with outstanding films, Film list can be obtained on the net. So far I have watched about 18 of them and have yet to be disappointed. This Film is based on the novel written by Henry James. This one is about a young girl who stands to inherited a fortune and her suitor is in question by her father, as to his motives. The time period is portrayed well along with outstanding actors, make this film worth seeing. I have to rate it 4 stars.
April 20, 2009
We keep complaining about the contemporary world - just take a look at those 18-19th century people - they had really messed up lives. Anyway, the film's boring - visually and storywise (a costume drama plus unhappy love story - wow! that's new) it's as dull as it can only be, a big, no... a HUGE yawn. Chaplin was alright however, a bit neurotic, but acceptable.
January 23, 2009
looks interesting...
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