The Wings of the Dove Reviews

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August 17, 2018
The problem is that once you posit an atmosphere of relative lubricity, most of the tension in the story disappears. Who in this movie would care if Kate carried on a torrid affair with Merton Densher?
May 31, 2018
All of this intrigue is played out against the most romantic of backgrounds.
January 10, 2018
Instead of piling on distracting historical details and background, Dove trusts the audience to notice behavioral clues and fill in the blanks.
January 5, 2018
The Wings of the Dove flies high in a year when a whole lot of mega-buck movies barely got off the ground. It's exquisite -- and very adult -- entertainment.
September 7, 2011
January 15, 2005
The problem is this: We're given no reason to care about these two yearning hearts. Our only evidence of their love is a garish display of hormones.
March 25, 2004
May 31, 2003
Visually stunning? Absolutely! But I found the film's plodding pace relentlessly annoying.
May 14, 2003
April 25, 2003
February 8, 2003
March 1, 2002
This compelling drama reveals the havoc wrought by those who try to control other people's lives.
January 1, 2001
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
Simply a film that did not rub me at all, much less the wrong way.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
In The Wings of the Dove, there is a fascination in the way smart people try to figure one another out. The film is acted with great tenderness. If the three central characters had been more forthright, more hedonistic, we wouldn't care nearly as much.
January 1, 2000
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