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Based on 12 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 70
    Julie Salamon Wall Street Journal

    It's all rather amusing, but after awhile you tire of all the perfect little nuances about characters who seem like prototypes for a certain type of Victorian novel. [6 Mar 1986, p.23(E)] show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A Room with a View enjoys its storytelling so much that I enjoyed the very process of it. The story moved slowly, it seemed, for the same reason you try to make ice cream last: because it's so good. show more

  • 100
    Gene Siskel Chicago Tribune

    More than a great love story. It's both a lighthearted and deeply impassioned inspirational lesson about life. [4 April 1986] show more

  • 80
    TV Guide

    It's hard to believe A Room With a View cost so little; the costumes and sets are dazzling and the acting is superb--from two-time Oscar-winner Smith to the smallest role, there's not a false note. show more

  • 100
    Entertainment Weekly

    A movie with exquisite period detail. [8 Apr 1994] show more

  • 90
    John Hartl

    Perhaps the primary reason A Room With a View is so involving is that Ivory has cast the film perfectly, and given each of the actors ample room to breathe. Even the characters you're not supposed to like are allowed their moments of vulnerable humanity. show more

  • 90
    Vincent Canby The New York Times

    As Lucy Honeychurch, Miss Bonham Carter gives a remarkably complex performance of a young woman who is simultaneously reasonable and romantic, generous and selfish, and timid right up to the point where she takes a heedless plunge into the unknown. show more

  • 90
    Richard Schickel Time

    Two cheers, at least, for permitting the past to appear not as a stern lesson but as a delicious irrelevance. [10 Mar 1986] show more

  • 90

    Distinguished by superb ensemble acting, intelligent writing and stunning design. show more

  • 70
    Pauline Kael The New Yorker

    It's enjoyably trivial – a piece of charming foolishness. [24 Mar 1986, p.112] show more

  • June 04, 2011 marcyr
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    A truly visual film delight!

  • November 28, 2010 Welcome Judith!
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    This movie was very slow but did hold my interest. Very endearing

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