The Age of Innocence Synopsis
An 1870s lawyer (Daniel Day-Lewis) loves his fiancee's (Winona Ryder) cousin (Michelle Pfeiffer).
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
A great, velvety, beautiful anachronism. It's a movie almost drunk on romance, literature and cinema, a splendid period picture that keeps...
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100

Wall Street Journal

By Julie Salamon
A magnificent movie. [19 Oct 1993, p.A18(E)]
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100

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
It comes eerily close to duplicating the experience of reading while, at the same time, remaining very much a motion picture. That's a...
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100

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Thoughtful and reflective, it stands with the most exquisitely crafted films in recent memory, joining eloquently conceived images to an...
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
Best “performances,'' however, are given by the movie's almost agonizingly beautiful historical settings -- luxurious households, rich...
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100

USA Today

By Mike Clark
After watching Pfeiffer and Day-Lewis submerge molten 19th-century sparks here, it is now conceivable that Scorsese could make compelling...
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100

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
A sumptuous motion picture, a feast for the senses.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
I have seen love scenes in which naked bodies thrash in sweaty passion, but I have rarely seen them more passionate than in this movie,...
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Day-Lewis is smashing as the man caught between his emotions and the social ethic. Not since Olivier in "Wuthering Heights" has an actor...
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Up through its first half, The Age of Innocence is a masterfully orchestrated tale of romantic yearning.
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Rated PG