The English Patient Synopsis
Count's (Ralph Fiennes) fling with a British newlywed leads to tragedy.
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100

San Francisco Examiner

By G. Allen Johnson
Minghella is an artist and he has painted himself a masterpiece.
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100

Baltimore Sun

By Ann Hornaday
A big, fat old-fashioned gush of passion as drawn through a post-modernist prism that makes it less easily comprehensible but more...
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
A mesmerizing film that is the most stunning, tempestuous love story in a decade or two of movie making.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The kind of movie you can see twice--first for the questions, the second time for the answers.
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90

Mr. Showbiz

By F. X. Feeney
Astonishingly deep and moving.
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88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
The big story here is Kristin Scott Thomas' captivating performance.
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
This is one of the year's most unabashed and powerful love stories, using flawless performances, intelligent dialogue, crisp camera work,...
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75

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
A smashing success on its own terms, though as a transcendent love story it lacks the firm foundation in human reality that characterizes...
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Mark Caro
Boasts the elements of something greater than a love story. Too bad it devotes them to something less than a great love story. [22 November...
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Lusts for catharsis yet never quite gets there, because, for all of its bitter romantic anguish, it ultimately coalesces in your head...
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The English Patient review

By jodyandcobee
loved it...

One word description Phenomenal

By RogueWatcher
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one of those BIG movies ever!

By gataca
spectacular in every sense...!...

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Rated R
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 16+ Stunning, complex mature emotional drama.
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