Lolita Synopsis
Professor (James Mason) marries widow (Shelley Winters) to be near nymphet daughter (Sue Lyon).
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80

Empire

By Angie Errigo
Lyne's efforts to be both passionate and artistic are generally successful, although a few sex scenes are disturbing and arguably close to...
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80

Salon.com

By Charles Taylor
For all of their vaunted (and, it turns out, false) fidelity to Nabokov, Lyne and Schiff have made a pretty, gauzy Lolita that replaces the...
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80

The New York Times

The film's master stroke is its understanding that this is Humbert's story, told in his own lyrical voice, from his own passionate, sad,...
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Vladimir Nabokov's novel helped open society's eyes to the evils of pedophilia in the 1950s, and this pensive adaptation renews the warning...
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
In many ways, the concept underlying Lolita is more provocative than the actual material, which tends to be a bit long-winded. This is more...
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70

New York Magazine (Vulture)

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The new version of Lolita, released at last, turns out to be a beautifully made, melancholy, and rather touching account of a doomed love...
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60

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Lyne's direction is sometimes overblown -- debauched playwright Clare Quilty's (Frank Langella) appearance amid the pale fire of exploding...
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60

Slate

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Lyne has created, from a screenplay by Stephen Schiff, an earnest movie about a man who, by falling in love with his emotionally immature...
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50

Dallas Observer

By Peter Rainer
And so the chief complaint one can lodge against Lyne's film is central: It's not that funny. Which is another way of saying that, for all...
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50

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
However, Lyne (whose sexually exploitative works include such popular box-office fare as "Flashdance," "9 1/2 Weeks," "Fatal Attraction,"...
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Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 15 & under Classic love story not for kids.
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