Hilary and Jackie
Hilary and Jackie (1998)

The touching and incredible true story of Jacqueline and Hilary du Pre, the gifted musical sisters who grew up in England in the 1950's. Written and produced as a tribute to Jackie, the story traces her rapid rise to international fame… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: July 20, 1999
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Brilliant performances, lush cinematography, and complex storytelling deserve audience's attention.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

An extraordinary film!

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Shows the high price that must be paid by families with a genius in their midst.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

has already drawn comparisons to 'Shine' ...But 'Hilary' is a more accomplished and demanding film, one that doesn't find a convenient villain to pin cellist Jacqueline Du Pre's troubles on.

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Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

No, it's not a movie about two first ladies married to adulterous husbands.

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Jim Judy
Screen It!

A compelling look at the life of a classical musician as well as the lasting effects of sibling rivalry.

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Dustin Putman

A thought-provoking and poignant ode to Jackie du Pre's life.

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Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

One of the best films of the year. An emotionally gripping tale about obsession, family and love.

Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Brilliant, heart-wrenching!

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Michael Dequina

An uncommonly well-rounded portrait of a tormented genius.

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More reviews for Hilary and Jackie

Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Red Lats
Interesting biopic of two musical sisters. I don't follow the world of classical music, so I had never heard of Jackie du Pre. The movie does make you… More
Joey Nevarez
A modest, occasionally gorgeous bio pic with fantastic performances by Emily Watson and Rachel Griffiths. The same story told twice device (pardon the rhyme)… More
Gordon A
Worthy and cleverly structured biopic of a troubled sole struck down by MS. Emily Watson is excellent as always.
Daniel Parsons
This film tells the story of the famous cellist Jacqueline du Pre, but it's not your standard biopic. "Hilary and Jackie" shows the story from… More
John Ballantine
The du Pre sisters played by a couple of fine performers. I imagine that sisters will get the most out of the experience but it I certainly enjoyed it.
Marcus Woolcott
Tries to coast by on a tremendous central performance but fails.