100

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
A sublime meditation that is one of this year's wisest, warmest and funniest films.
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88

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Peter O'Toole, looking frail beyond his 74 years, gives what may be his farewell performance as a leading movie actor in Roger Michell's Venus. It's one for the books - and maybe the Oscars, too.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The great thing about Venus - apart from its sharp eye for the daily routines and drab details of senior citizenry in a buzzing metropolis - is that it isn't soppy, or sentimental.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Peter O'Toole, still a British cinematic lion at 74, performs another movie miracle in the Roger Michell-Hanif Kureishi film Venus.
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Venus is rollickingly funny at times -- but there's an undercurrent of extraordinarily clear-eyed sadness.
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Awash in terrific performances.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
O'Toole gives a staggering performance -- fearless, defiantly untamed and in its own way a work of art.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
The suggestion that Peter O'Toole is playing some version of his real self in Venus adds a bittersweet poignancy to this quietly affecting British drama.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Peter O'Toole's tour-de-force performance makes Venus a movie not to be missed.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Venus has a swank pedigree, but in this case that doesn't mean it's much more than a quaint machine to elicit tears and awards.
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82 out of 100
Universal acclaim
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.