• Released
  • April 11, 1997
  • Drama

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Critic Ratings

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By James Berardinelli
The exceptionally strong cast showcases American, British, and Australian actresses, all of whom show an astonishing willingness to appear...
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75

San Francisco Examiner

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It's a beautiful movie. Too beautiful for its own good, really.
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Given the predictable scenario, this picture needs passion, and all it gets is his workmanlike precision. What he's constructed is worthy...
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Beresford, who'd like to teach the world to sing, makes the moment as moving as a Coca-Cola jingle. It's not the real thing, but it's...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
A big problem in the beautifully shot movie, with top-billed Glenn Close heading a fine ensemble cast, is that there are too many...
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The story has charming and uplifting moments as well as strong performances by an impressive cast.
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50

TV Guide

It's strange to imagine the subject of World War II a now no-brainer in the same league as sequels and old TV show-spinoffs, something safe...
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
But what the movie lacks is a story arc to pull us through.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
What should have been an affecting film becomes a rank blend of sentiment and sadism in the hands of Bruce Beresford, the Australian writer...
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38

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
It settles for the recycled emotions of the past despite the fact "Schindler's List" has forever made such treatment shamefully passe. ...
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