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Based on 32 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    O'Toole gives a staggering performance -- fearless, defiantly untamed and in its own way a work of art. show more

  • 75
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    The suggestion that Peter O'Toole is playing some version of his real self in Venus adds a bittersweet poignancy to this quietly affecting British drama. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Peter O'Toole's tour-de-force performance makes Venus a movie not to be missed. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Awash in terrific performances. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    The great thing about Venus - apart from its sharp eye for the daily routines and drab details of senior citizenry in a buzzing metropolis - is that it isn't soppy, or sentimental. show more

  • 88
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Peter O'Toole, looking frail beyond his 74 years, gives what may be his farewell performance as a leading movie actor in Roger Michell's Venus. It's one for the books - and maybe the Oscars, too. show more

  • 100
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    A sublime meditation that is one of this year's wisest, warmest and funniest films. show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Peter O'Toole, still a British cinematic lion at 74, performs another movie miracle in the Roger Michell-Hanif Kureishi film Venus. show more

  • 88
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Venus is rollickingly funny at times -- but there's an undercurrent of extraordinarily clear-eyed sadness. show more

  • 75
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Though O'Toole, whose ruined beauty Michell emphasizes in frequent and tight close-ups, and newcomer Whittaker have a striking rapport, the film's most haunting moments pair him with Vanessa Redgrave -- amazingly, this is their first movie together -- as his ex-wife. They evoke a lifetime of love, betrayal, regret and forgiveness in the space of a few lines, then move on without missing a beat. show more

  • August 21, 2011 FarazThePersian
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    Peter O\' Toole is an epitome of classic.

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