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Wilde Reviews

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May 26, 2006
Stephen Fry is extraordinary as Oscar Wilde, but the movie lacks balance and finesse and comes across as a TV movie of the week.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
You would think the life of Oscar Wilde would lend itself more to film. Not so. This biopic is unfathomably boring and ultimately pointless.
| Original Score: 2/5
January 10, 2003
Julian Mitchell's script freely doles out all kinds of pithy, self-conscious bon mots among its cast, but doesn't bother to flesh out convincingly the emotional conflicts and dramas in which the characters find themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
January 1, 2000
A gelid, often charmless affair which flirts with us, but ultimately fails to consummate the relationship.
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2.5/4
May 1, 1998
| Original Score: 2.5/4
March 24, 2002
This tale about the genius of paradox presents its own curious puzzle: how a life of such epic passion and tragedy can elicit so little emotional pull.
January 1, 2000
The closest thing the movie has to a point of view is a tendentious and mystifying voice-over, in which Fry reads excerpts from Wilde's fairy tale about a selfish giant who banishes his children from his garden.
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
A superficial drama that seems to be more concerned with portraying realistic gay sex scenes more than with telling us what made the man tick.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 5, 2002
A plodding, downbeat drama with all potential for mirth drained from it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 19, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 1, 1998
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 7, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Stephen Fry brings a depth and gentleness to the role that says what can be said about Oscar Wilde: that he was a funny and gifted idealist in a society that valued hypocrisy above honesty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 23, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
January 9, 2003
Fry is great, though the film struggles to make a lasting impression.
| Original Score: 3/5
February 24, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
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