Maurice Synopsis
The life and work of Maurice Laroche, the owner of the last porno cinema in Europe.
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San Francisco Chronicle

To director James Ivory's credit, however, he has recreated that period in pre-World War I England and endowed the platonic passion between...
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90

The New York Times

By Janet Maslin
Mr. Ivory and Ismail Merchant have long since learned to breathe life into their material without excessive reverence, in a manner that is...
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88

Boston Globe

The team of producer Ismail Merchant and director James Ivory has created another classy film of a classic novel with their stunning...
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80

Washington Post

By Rita Kempley
Subtle, sensitive and every bit as swoony as a Barbara Cartland bodice-ripper, James Ivory's superb screen translation of E.M. Forster's...
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80

Empire

Rich in atmosphere, its leisurely pace dwells on repressed passions in Edwardian society.
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80

Variety

By Justin Chang
Maurice, based on a posthumously published novel by E.M. Forster, is a well-crafted pic on the theme of homosexuality.
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80

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
Maurice's slow, agonized dawning of his true nature and its consequences are as beautifully evoked on the screen as it is on the printed...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The film is so well made and acted, because it captures its period so meticulously.
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70

Washington Post

Maurice succeeds because [Merchant/Ivory's] trademark flatness is appropriate for the subject.
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63

TV Guide

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At its best, the film is moving and thought-provoking, but at other moments it is unintentionally silly. It is not the story but the...
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Marvelous MAURICE

By lugubriousthespian
Another sterling Merchant/Ivory production serves up E.M. Forster's scandalous book of the same name that was not printed for release until after his death. Provocative story of young burgeoning...