• Released
  • May 16, 1999
  • R , 1 hr 43 min
  • Drama
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Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
A gorgeous autumnal period piece that catches a vanishing proprietary class on the eve of its extinction in Ireland in 1920.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Desmond Ryan
Undeniable asset of an A list cast.
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Chicago Tribune

By John Petrakis
One of those rare movies that manages to maintain the hushed intensity and claustrophobic anxiety that is normally associated with theater or prose.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
There's something Slavic about Warner's storytelling.
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Miami Herald

By Curtis Morgan
Sad confusions and emotional disconnections are what the story is all about.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
The quality of acting in September, coupled with Idziak's images, warrant a visit.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The movie doesn't have much more get-up-and-go than the characters, but solid performances and richly textured camera work keep it involving most of the way through.
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Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
Instead of a sweeping epic, this adaptation of a novel by Elizabeth Bowen is much quieter, a work perhaps too understated and stereotypical for its own good.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Saga too arty for own good.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
I'm not sure the movie should have pumped up the melodrama to get us more interested, but something might have helped.
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69 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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