Effie Gray Synopsis
In Victorian England, the virginal wife (Dakota Fanning) of critic John Ruskin (Greg Wise) seeks an annulment of their marriage so that she can marry his protege, John Everett Millais (Tom Sturridge).
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Movie Reviews


By carlosparada
An unbelievable cheap melodrama. Emma Thompson should stay as an actress and forget about writing. Boring to no end....

So completely boring

By seanmariemccracken
What a snooze fest of a movie. The acting was so wooden and one dimensional. Dakota Fanning was completely miscast............and only shows one note.....the doed eyed/wide eyed expression. ...

A beautifully shot but extremely slow movie

By mjay12345
Beautifully shot movie of beautiful locations, yet a dark subject moving very slowly of the less interesting period of the life of the characters; based on a true story but factionalized. It has all...

Not for everybody

By Lumy12
I really liked this movie but it definitely will not appeal to the masses. I had read that it was slow-paced and depressing which is pretty much my favorite type of movie to watch -- I might go see...

Effies story

By ren1941
This was a good, although not great, film. Superb acting, costumes, and a very touching story about the marriage of a charming young woman to a Victorian nightmare; more reasons to think badly of...

Effie Gray

By anthony913
I walked out 30 mins before the end of the film. Nothing actually happens. One of the worst films I have seen in a long time, it amazes me how films like this get funding....

Effie Gray

By lsrgolf1
Timeless life experience. Beautifully filmed. A touching story expressed minimally by great actors, great cinematographer, great costumer and set designer. Transport yourself to England, Scotland...

Tenderly deeply gender abuse showing

By nievesandino
Beautiful Photography, very good acting, a bit too slow...but wonderful...

Wonderful period piece

By SRMB157
It's a shame most reviews came from patrons inept in understanding the nature of life amongst aristocracy in that period. This was well made and interesting only if that is what you expected and...

For women only

By Charles Berky
Fell asleep during movie, while wife enjoyed it....

More Info

Rated PG-13 | For Thematic and Sexual Content, and Some Nudity.
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Slow-moving period film makes intriguing tale uninteresting.
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