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Based on 16 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    This is smart, inspired, no-fuss entertainment. show more

  • 90
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    The performances are excellent all around, with Scott mesmerizing as the emotionally volatile Laevsky and the gorgeous Glascott making vividly clear why her character drives all the surrounding men to distraction. show more

  • 100
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    It takes something like a miracle to unlock the magic in his exquisite aggravations, the essence of the human comedy. This film is indeed something like a miracle. show more

  • 63
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    It just feels like playacting. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Somehow isn't as exciting as a duel over a woman should be. show more

  • 70
    John P. McCarthy Boxoffice Magazine

    Listen closely, however, and amidst the zingers and world-weary chatter, Chekhov's generous humanism comes through loud and clear. show more

  • 60
    Keith Uhlich Time Out New York

    One senses this is a production better suited to the stage. show more

  • 67
    Kimberley Jones Austin Chronicle

    Just as marriage does not banish aloneness, proximity to the characters onscreen doesn't unlock any special connection to them. show more

  • 90
    J. Hoberman Village Voice

    The Duel is the most successful literary adaptation I've seen since Pascal Ferran's 2006 "Lady Chatterley." show more

  • 90
    Kenneth Turan Los Angeles Times

    If it weren't for the masterful work of director Dover Kosashvili, this rich, evocative film wouldn't have nearly the impact it does. show more

  • January 10, 2012 xq00000000102408
    Report This User

    Visually beautiful. The acting was superb. The plot ... it must have been Russian.

  • May 14, 2010 donfilm
    Report This User

    amazing! BEAUTIFUL!

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