Charlotte Gray
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Based on the best-selling novel by Sebastian Faulks, this drama, set in Europe during World War II, stars Cate Blanchett as Charlotte, a Scottish woman living in London. Charlotte falls in love with Peter (Rupert Penry-Jones), a handsome RAF pilot, and the two are soon caught up in a torrid affair. Before long, Peter is sent off on a mission over France, and Charlotte receives word that Peter has been reported missing in action. Fluent in French and desperate to find the man she loves, Charlotte volunteers for work with British intelligence and is soon smuggled into France where she is to work… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 32%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The pace is so lethargic and the focus so diffuse that it's hard to get a fix on Charlotte beyond needless glamorization."
‑ Bruce Westbrook, Houston Chronicle
"While Blanchett's presence is surely felt in virtually every scene of the movie, her acting isn't. We don't connect with her at all."
‑ Steven Rosen, Denver Post
"One day Blanchett may get a part that melts her virginal ice queen formality, but this isn't the film"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"Um filme emocionante até os minutos finais, quando se entrega lamentavelmente ao romance barato."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"You get your money's worth with Charlotte Gray: Its two hours seem like ten."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Mounts a romantic drama of the World War II era in mostly glossy, shallow terms."
‑ Susan Stark, Detroit News
"This is Blanchett's film. Her quiet, detailed work leaves you wanting more."
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"Mature material in this old-fashioned WWII movie."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"An adaptation that is often confused as to whether it's a love story set in wartime, or a war story with a love angle."
‑ Tom Grealis, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
"Leaps into an unconvincing situation and sees it with an unsure point of view"
‑ Ian Waldron-Mantgani, UK Critic
"If this is melodrama, it's melodrama of a superior rank, and I salute it."
‑ Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press
"Not a great work but wields powerful weapons in its director and its star."
‑ Connie Ogle, Miami Herald
"Does a pretty good job of capturing some of the least romantic aspects of World War II."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"This one's kind of boring but pretty well made."
‑ Paul Salfen,
"Stubbornly generic."
‑ Lawrence Toppman, Charlotte Observer
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