The Constant Gardener Synopsis
The activist wife of English diplomat Justin Quayle is murdered while the two are living in Kenya.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Simply the best adaptation of any John le Carré thriller to make it to the screen.
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Chicago Tribune

By Robert K. Elder
A sweaty, vital masterpiece that's always one step ahead of its audience.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It's a love story only in passing. And yet the love story is what lingers in the mind and gives energy and meaning to everything that...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A masterwork of suspense, romance and political intrigue.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The movie is smart, serious, and adult about something that matters, but not at the expense of a kind of awful, sensual revelry as le...
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
A slick, fast-paced production with first-rate performances and an emotional punch you won't soon forget.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Director Fernando Meirelles and screenwriter Jeffrey Caine put a human face on John le Carre's novel of sex, lies and dirty politics in...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
His (Fernando Meirelles) impressionistic, guerilla style of filmmaking works surprisingly well in capturing the hypnotic urgency of le...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A predictable conspiracy thriller that somehow ends up diminishing the real urgency of the West's humanitarian disconnect from Africa. If...
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Wall Street Journal

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In the end, The Constant Gardener is hardly more than yet another study of white, upper-middle-class martyrdom rather than the hard look at...
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Rated R | For language, some violent images and sexual content/nudity
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ Government intrigue in Africa, for older teens+.
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