• Released
  • December 10, 1999
  • 1 hr 43 min
  • Romantic Drama
    Period Film
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87

Mr. Showbiz

Though modest in scale, this romantic gem constitutes yet another superb leap in the evolution of Figgis' career.
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75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Figgis's film doesn't match its reach.
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75

Miami Herald

Fiery but turgid adaptation of the 1890 August Strindberg play.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Intense, erotic and willful.
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75

USA Today

By Staff [Not Credited]
August Strindberg's psychological drama of erotic class conflict gets a bracing, claustrophobic workout from director Mike Figgis.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Figgis never frees the play enough from the stage to fill the screen.
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50

Baltimore Sun

By Ann Hornaday
His [Director Mike Figgis's] techniques do make the film at least watchable.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
A brutally claustrophobic battle of wits and will, whose cruel nature ultimately seems to turn on the audience.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
An arid, uninvolving film that suffers from Burrows' miscasting as the vain Julie.
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38

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
This intense psycho-sexual drama doesn't easily lend itself to the camera.
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46 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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