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  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Would have been a stronger movie if it didn't require a strong cup of coffee going in. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Fiennes does this sort of inner pain thing exceedingly well, Tyler is beguiling and believable, and there is an edge of wit and grace to the proceedings. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Makes you appreciate opera, or NoDoz. show more

  • 80
    Kevin Maynard Mr. Showbiz

    A riveting, unsentimental tragedy of unrequited love. show more

  • 75
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    The pace slackens a little after the first hour, but the photography by Remi Adefarasin and music by Magnus Fiennes keep the emotion stoked. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris San Francisco Examiner

    Hot-blooded. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    There is a cool, mannered elegance to the picture that I like, but it's dead at its center. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Despite Fiennes' splendid moodiness and Tyler's radiant vulnerability, despite lovely settings... this movie is dull. show more

  • 63
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    A confident and promising directorial debut, one that has the feel of an experienced director to it, from the hypnotic unfolding of scenes to the finely observed character details. show more

  • 50
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Overall, this is the kind of thing that gives literary adaptations their bad name. show more

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