The White Countess Reviews

  • Jan 07, 2019

    1.7.19 dvd @ home w/Sh & J

    1.7.19 dvd @ home w/Sh & J

  • Mar 21, 2016

    An example of a novel literally on the screen, this Merchant ivory tale of exile and love is not lacking in ambition but has too many threads to work as a cinematic narrative. The screenwriter's novelistic origins betray themselves, a shame as it does bring down a quality cast and solid period production values.

    An example of a novel literally on the screen, this Merchant ivory tale of exile and love is not lacking in ambition but has too many threads to work as a cinematic narrative. The screenwriter's novelistic origins betray themselves, a shame as it does bring down a quality cast and solid period production values.

  • Aug 23, 2015

    Everything's here minus an interesting story.

    Everything's here minus an interesting story.

  • Jun 06, 2015

    As a drama it doesn't quite hit the heights of 'Empire of the Sun', despite the obvious similarities in time and location of this period piece, however it's still a worthy story of toil in troubled times. It's acted well enough and like many Merchant Ivory productions there's attention to detail in the period set design throughout.

    As a drama it doesn't quite hit the heights of 'Empire of the Sun', despite the obvious similarities in time and location of this period piece, however it's still a worthy story of toil in troubled times. It's acted well enough and like many Merchant Ivory productions there's attention to detail in the period set design throughout.

  • May 27, 2015

    Set in Shanghai before Japanese invasion during the 1930s. A glimpse of how foreigners live amongst Chinese.

    Set in Shanghai before Japanese invasion during the 1930s. A glimpse of how foreigners live amongst Chinese.

  • May 22, 2015

    An absorbing tale filmed with the usual Merchant Ivory production values. Ishiguro's plot is scarcely believable, but focuses on individuals with unique backgrounds in a situation which is generally portrayed quite differently. Watched with friends and it was a perfectly acceptable evening's viewing, if not a Wow movie.

    An absorbing tale filmed with the usual Merchant Ivory production values. Ishiguro's plot is scarcely believable, but focuses on individuals with unique backgrounds in a situation which is generally portrayed quite differently. Watched with friends and it was a perfectly acceptable evening's viewing, if not a Wow movie.

  • May 03, 2015

    The White Countess is a disappointing film. It is about a blind American diplomat develops a curious relationship with a young Russian refugee in 1930s Shanghai. Ralph Fiennes and Natasha Richardson give horrible performances. The script is badly written.James Ivory did a terrible directing this movie. I was not impressed with this motion picture.

    The White Countess is a disappointing film. It is about a blind American diplomat develops a curious relationship with a young Russian refugee in 1930s Shanghai. Ralph Fiennes and Natasha Richardson give horrible performances. The script is badly written.James Ivory did a terrible directing this movie. I was not impressed with this motion picture.

  • May 01, 2014

    I like the period feel of this movie. I also like Ralph Fiennes, Natasha Richardson and Hiroyuki Sanada as actors. The storyline is original, that is set in pre Japanese-Chinese war.

    I like the period feel of this movie. I also like Ralph Fiennes, Natasha Richardson and Hiroyuki Sanada as actors. The storyline is original, that is set in pre Japanese-Chinese war.

  • Mar 29, 2014

    another lovely period piece from merchant ivory

    another lovely period piece from merchant ivory

  • Jan 20, 2014

    Ralph Fiennes moze biti slep, Vanessa Redgrave moze biti stara Ruskinja plemenitog porekla, mogu biti sta god i ja cu pogledati. Ali cele dve bi bile previse.

    Ralph Fiennes moze biti slep, Vanessa Redgrave moze biti stara Ruskinja plemenitog porekla, mogu biti sta god i ja cu pogledati. Ali cele dve bi bile previse.