The Portrait of a Lady is a huge disappointment. It's a deliberately arty, overly formal exercise in emotional terrorism. show more
Intelligent but exasperating, its monotonous tone will wear down even viewers who started out in its corner. [27 Dec 1996] show more
Ms. Campion has shown a gift for pictorialism -- static pictorialism; she's not a fluid filmmaker - and an abiding fascination with sexual repression. She brings both to this long, slow, distanced version of the Henry James novel. [27 Dec 1996] show more
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