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Based on 28 Reviews
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  • 20
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Director Gillian Armstrong turns Sebastian Faulks' pungent novel about World War II into a soporific. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Cate Blanchett has the title role, and she does wonders with it, bringing a degree of passion but also suggesting something essentially unevolved in Charlotte's character. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Displays so much promise with its beautiful cinematography and superb portrayal by Cate Blanchett that you scarcely notice (or even care) that the story is a bit thin. show more

  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Not a movie, it's a museum catalog of gorgeously rendered portraits and landscapes. What a crashing disappointment. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    The setting and circumstances of the war overwhelm the personal story and diminish the dilemma of the title character's love life. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    This is a movie that, for all its often high intelligence and skill, seems emotionally underdone, bogged down in tony literary and cinematic cliches. show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    From a purely technical perspective, Charlotte Gray is expertly made -- the cinematography and music are evocative, and lead actress Cate Blanchett has no problem holding our attention. But, while Armstrong gets the notes right, she fails to play them with inspiration. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Blanchett, Crudup and Gambon stand above and somehow apart from the absurdities of the screenplay. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The story has inherent emotional power, but Jeremy Brock's formula-bound screenplay rarely soars beyond cliches. show more

  • 50
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    Rarely has a movie that looked so good on paper fallen so flat as the aptly named Charlotte Gray. It's not a bad movie. Bad movies have more flavor. show more

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