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The English Patient

Rated R for sexuality, some violence and language.

R In Theaters 03/14/1997 , 162min.
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A respectable, intelligent but less than stirring adaptation of an imposingly dense and layered novel. Full Review
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
Awash in heart-rending emotions and gorgeous images, this is a movie to lose yourself in. Full Review
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
A smashing success on its own terms, though as a transcendent love story it lacks the firm foundation in human reality that characterizes Lars Von Trier's superior "Breaking the Waves." Full Review
Elvis Mitchell
The New York Times
A stunning feat of literary adaptation as well as a purely cinematic triumph. Full Review
James Berardinelli
This is one of the year's most unabashed and powerful love stories, using flawless performances, intelligent dialogue, crisp camera work, and loaded glances to attain a level of eroticism and emotional connection that many similar films miss. Full Review

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