• Released
  • June 8, 2001
  • R , 1 hr 39 min
  • Drama
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63

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Botches the chance to delve into the personality of a complex, alluring, and free-spirited woman.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
It's a movie of elegant surfaces, great background music (by both the Mahlers), gossipy underpinnings and pretensions to romantic grandeur.
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63

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
The music is of course majestic, blending well with a loving cinematography.
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Was Alma a masochist? Repressed? Neurotic? A pre-feminist? Don't look for insight here.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Stiff but handsome film, there's little sense of the conflict and complexities that drove Alma Mahler.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
There's great music and lovely settings, but the filmmakers have done little more with their subject than reiterate the Britannica's...
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38

USA Today

By Staff [Not Credited]
Stuffing painters, writers and, naturally, Gustav Mahler (Jonathan Pryce) into about 90 minutes, the film comes off as little more than a...
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Ms. Wynter's performance is only one of many failings in a heavily accented costume drama that Bruce Beresford has directed turgidly from...
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

The only performer who breathes any life into the proceedings is Vincent Perez.
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25

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A sodden ''feminist'' vulgarization.
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Rated R | For sexuality and nudity