Howards End Synopsis
Englishman (Anthony Hopkins) cheats a woman (Emma Thompson) out of an inheritance.
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100

Washington Post

By Rita Kempley
Merchant and Ivory have regathered many of the cast and crew from their earlier films to work on this reproduction to exquisite effect.
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100

The New York Times

By Vincent Canby
Merchant, Ivory and Jhabvala triumph again with their entertaining, richly textured film. [13 March 1992]
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The splendid cast embodies the characters so fully that the events actually seem to be happening to them, instead of unfolding from a...
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90

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Incisively witty, provocative and acted to perfection, this sublime entertainment is a career peak for producer Ismail Merchant, director...
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90

The New Yorker

A handsome and intelligent piece of work: a faithful, well-paced, and carefully crafted dramatization of a very good story.
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90

Variety

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Perhaps the best film made during the 30-year partnership of Ismail Merchant and James Ivory.
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78

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
The performances in this costume drama are wonderful.
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70

TV Guide

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The filmmakers have allowed themselves an overlong 140 minutes in order to preserve as much of the plot as possible, but they have bypassed...
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60

Chicago Reader

By Jonathan Rosenbaum
This is the apotheosis of Classics Illustrated filmmaking, aiming at nothing more than tasteful reduction, and the fact that it's done so...
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Rated PG
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ British class conflict; ok for older teens.
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