I admired this movie. It kept me at arm's length, but that is where I am supposed to be; the characters are after all at arm's length from each other, and the tragedy of the story is implied but never spoken aloud. show more
The team's (Merchant-Ivory) best adaptation yet of a Henry James novel.
If The Golden Bowl -- isn't charged with electric emotion, well, that's not what Henry James or James Ivory is about.