75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Cate Blanchett has the title role, and she does wonders with it, bringing a degree of passion but also suggesting something essentially unevolved in Charlotte's character.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Displays so much promise with its beautiful cinematography and superb portrayal by Cate Blanchett that you scarcely notice (or even care) that the story is a bit thin.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
This is a movie that, for all its often high intelligence and skill, seems emotionally underdone, bogged down in tony literary and cinematic cliches.
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
From a purely technical perspective, Charlotte Gray is expertly made -- the cinematography and music are evocative, and lead actress Cate Blanchett has no problem holding our attention. But, while Armstrong gets the notes right, she fails to play them with inspiration.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The setting and circumstances of the war overwhelm the personal story and diminish the dilemma of the title character's love life.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Not a movie, it's a museum catalog of gorgeously rendered portraits and landscapes. What a crashing disappointment.
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50

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Rarely has a movie that looked so good on paper fallen so flat as the aptly named Charlotte Gray. It's not a bad movie. Bad movies have more flavor.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A frustratingly inert story, a bookend to last year's wooden ''Captain Corelli's Mandolin.''
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Blanchett, Crudup and Gambon stand above and somehow apart from the absurdities of the screenplay.
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20

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Director Gillian Armstrong turns Sebastian Faulks' pungent novel about World War II into a soporific.
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48 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.