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Based on 31 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 100
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    A mesmerizing film that is the most stunning, tempestuous love story in a decade or two of movie making. show more

  • 88
    Mike Clark USA Today

    The big story here is Kristin Scott Thomas' captivating performance. show more

  • 75
    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." show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The kind of movie you can see twice--first for the questions, the second time for the answers. show more

  • 100
    G. Allen Johnson San Francisco Examiner

    Minghella is an artist and he has painted himself a masterpiece. show more

  • 100
    Ann Hornaday Baltimore Sun

    A big, fat old-fashioned gush of passion as drawn through a post-modernist prism that makes it less easily comprehensible but more beguiling. show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    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. show more

  • 75
    Mark Caro Chicago Tribune

    Boasts the elements of something greater than a love story. Too bad it devotes them to something less than a great love story. [22 November 1996, Friday, p.A] show more

  • 90
    F. X. Feeney Mr. Showbiz

    Astonishingly deep and moving. show more

  • 60
    Frank Lovece TV Guide

    Kristin Scott Thomas is the film's revelation. She takes center stage as a smart, fearless woman who's utterly irresistible. show more

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