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Release Date: April 3rd, 2015

PG-13|1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary
In Victorian England, the virginal wife (Dakota Fanning) of critic John Ruskin (Greg Wise) seeks an annulment of their marriage so that she can marry his protege, Everett Millais (Tom Sturridge).

Cast: Emma Thompson, Dakota Fanning, Julie Walters, Tom Sturridge, David Suchet, Greg Wise, Claudia Cardinale, Robbie Coltrane

Director: Richard Laxton

Genres: Biography, Romance, Historical drama

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  • Laxton’s measured pace appropriately parallels the slow stifling that Effie undergoes, but he extends his muted approach too far, depriving the film of the emotional crescendo it badly needs. show more

  • Effie Gray is peculiarly compelling, even if the issue of sexual repression, all the Victorian manners, seem light-years gone and close to unfathomable. show more

  • Effie Gray is an exquisitely dreary slice of middlebrow armchair theater which adds little new to a much-filmed story. show more

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