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Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
Although it's in the same genre as "The English Patient," it's a vastly better movie --more surprising and original, more rigorous and...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A handsomely staged and craftily constructed tearjerker.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
It's beautifully shot on Cephallonian locations by superb landscape photographer John Toll.
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75

USA Today

By Mike Clark
The result is far from perfect, but to its many merits, add timing. You never get a movie with this kind of story in mid-August.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Grand passion, secrecy, world politics and mortal danger provide a heady mix for this spectacularly beautiful movie. If only the accents...
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63

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
Never reaches this level of devastating loss despite its tragedies, but it's not the dismal bomb that much of the British press claims.
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50

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Doesn't so much strike a lot of sour notes as fail to strike the right ones.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
Handsomely weathered John Hurt, as Pelagia's father, gives a performance of such unhackneyed dignity that it provides a moral compass for...
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50

Entertainment Weekly

A movie that reduces history, as well as eros, to a postcard.
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20

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
I wish I'd brought a pair of peas to the screening. Then I could have taken in the glorious scenery without the dumb dialogue, which is...
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Rated R | For some violence, sexuality and language.