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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Day-Lewis is smashing as the man caught between his emotions and the social ethic. Not since Olivier in "Wuthering Heights" has an actor matched piercing intelligence with such imposing good looks and physical grace. show more

  • 100
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    Best “performances,'' however, are given by the movie's almost agonizingly beautiful historical settings -- luxurious households, rich architecture, furnishings, ornaments, draperies, fineries and such are often more captivating than the hushed tones of the lovers. [17 Sept 1993, Daily Notebook, p.C1] show more

  • 100
    Mike Clark USA Today

    After watching Pfeiffer and Day-Lewis submerge molten 19th-century sparks here, it is now conceivable that Scorsese could make compelling cinema out of “Three Blind Mice.” [17 Sept 1993, Life, p.1D] show more

  • 100
    Julie Salamon Wall Street Journal

    A magnificent movie. [19 Oct 1993, p.A18(E)] show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    I have seen love scenes in which naked bodies thrash in sweaty passion, but I have rarely seen them more passionate than in this movie, where everyone is wrapped in layers of Victorian repression. show more

  • 100
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    A great, velvety, beautiful anachronism. It's a movie almost drunk on romance, literature and cinema, a splendid period picture that keeps rashly breaking rules and boundaries [17 Sept 1993, Friday, p.A] show more

  • 100
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Thoughtful and reflective, it stands with the most exquisitely crafted films in recent memory, joining eloquently conceived images to an uncommonly literate screenplay. [17 Sept 1993, Arts, p.11] show more

  • 100
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    A sumptuous motion picture, a feast for the senses. show more

  • 100
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    It comes eerily close to duplicating the experience of reading while, at the same time, remaining very much a motion picture. That's a rare, perhaps even unprecedented, achievement. show more

  • 80
    TV Guide

    Its loving exploration of the arcane workings of a closed society, that of wealthy, well-bred New Yorkers of the 1870s, has more in common than one might expect with Scorsese's earlier work, from "Mean Streets" through "Goodfellas." show more

  • January 28, 2014 somaira54
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    It was an impeccable direction by Martin Scorsese. The way he depicted the 1920 era is truly remarkable. The language, sets, jewelry, all too remarkable. If anyone wants to listen to excellent english language, this is the one.A ********** for classic movie lovers

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