A Room With a View Synopsis
An English miss (Helena Bonham-Carter) finds a soulmate (Julian Sands) in 1907 Florence.
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Chicago Tribune

By Gene Siskel
More than a great love story. It's both a lighthearted and deeply impassioned inspirational lesson about life. [4 April 1986]
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A Room with a View enjoys its storytelling so much that I enjoyed the very process of it. The story moved slowly, it seemed, for the same...
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100

Entertainment Weekly

A movie with exquisite period detail. [8 Apr 1994]
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90

Film.com

By John Hartl
Perhaps the primary reason A Room With a View is so involving is that Ivory has cast the film perfectly, and given each of the actors ample...
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90

Variety

Distinguished by superb ensemble acting, intelligent writing and stunning design.
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90

The New York Times

By Vincent Canby
As Lucy Honeychurch, Miss Bonham Carter gives a remarkably complex performance of a young woman who is simultaneously reasonable and...
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90

Time

By Richard Schickel
Two cheers, at least, for permitting the past to appear not as a stern lesson but as a delicious irrelevance. [10 Mar 1986]
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80

TV Guide

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It's hard to believe A Room With a View cost so little; the costumes and sets are dazzling and the acting is superb--from two-time...
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70

The New Yorker

By Pauline Kael
It's enjoyably trivial – a piece of charming foolishness. [24 Mar 1986, p.112]
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Julie Salamon
It's all rather amusing, but after awhile you tire of all the perfect little nuances about characters who seem like prototypes for a certain...
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 11+ Glorious romance most likely to appeal to older kids.
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