• Released
  • November 7, 1997
  • R , 1 hr 41 min
  • Drama
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The Wings of the Dove Synopsis
A Briton (Helena Bonham Carter) schemes to raise her beau's (Linus Roache) social standing.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
The difference is that Iain Softley, who directed Wings of the Dove, and his screenwriter Hossein Amini, who wrote the overlooked "Jude,"...
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90

Dallas Observer

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Seductive from the start, the film grows more stimulating and involving as it goes along because these three are original people who mate...
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90

Salon.com

The rigid distinction usually made between a terrific outfit movie and cinematic art is just another barrier washed away in the overflowing...
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90

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
Few films have explored the human face this searchingly and found such complex psychological topography. That's why The Wings of the Dove...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
In The Wings of the Dove, there is a fascination in the way smart people try to figure one another out. The film is acted with great...
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The Wings of the Dove is not a happy tale, but it is a vivid and unforgettable one, featuring multi- dimensional characters, beautiful...
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75

San Francisco Examiner

By Barbara Shulgasser
Softley and Amini say they consciously viewed Kate as a film noir kind of heroine, a beauty leading a good man astray. And that, added to...
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Thoughtfully directed by the versatile Iain Softely from Hossein Amini's screenplay, which reduces James's intricately structured narrative...
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70

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Henry James's novel of social-climbing, forbidden love, friendship and betrayal, given a lush treatment that neglects neither the elaborate...
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67

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
Achingly gorgeous in almost all respects, the film soars in its period depiction of turn-of-the-century London (and later in Venice, as...
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