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Based on 9 Reviews
critic reviews (9)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 90
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Incisively witty, provocative and acted to perfection, this sublime entertainment is a career peak for producer Ismail Merchant, director James Ivory and screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The splendid cast embodies the characters so fully that the events actually seem to be happening to them, instead of unfolding from a screenplay. show more

  • 70
    TV Guide

    The filmmakers have allowed themselves an overlong 140 minutes in order to preserve as much of the plot as possible, but they have bypassed many of the novel's key ideas and ironies. show more

  • 78
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    The performances in this costume drama are wonderful. show more

  • 100
    Vincent Canby The New York Times

    Merchant, Ivory and Jhabvala triumph again with their entertaining, richly textured film. [13 March 1992] show more

  • 100
    Rita Kempley Washington Post

    Merchant and Ivory have regathered many of the cast and crew from their earlier films to work on this reproduction to exquisite effect. show more

  • 90

    Perhaps the best film made during the 30-year partnership of Ismail Merchant and James Ivory. show more

  • 90
    The New Yorker

    A handsome and intelligent piece of work: a faithful, well-paced, and carefully crafted dramatization of a very good story. show more

  • 60
    Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader

    This is the apotheosis of Classics Illustrated filmmaking, aiming at nothing more than tasteful reduction, and the fact that it's done so well here doesn't mean that it's necessarily worth doing. show more

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