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Adapted from the novel by Vladimir Nabokov (previously filmed by Stanley Kubrick in 1962), Lolita stars Jeremy Irons as Humbert Humbert, a college literature professor. In early adolescence, Humbert fell hopelessly and tragically in love with a girl his own age, and, as he grew into adulthood, he never lost his obsession with "nymphets," teenagers who walk a fine line between being a girl and a woman. While looking for a place to live after securing a new teaching position, he meets Charlotte Haze (Melanie Griffith), a pretentious and annoying woman who seems desperately lonely and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"...the performances hit the right notes..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Lyne's update on this comic, bittersweet tale benefits mightily from a clever screenplay by Stephen Schiff and terrific performances by the movie's two leads."
‑ Ed Kelleher, Film Journal International
"With its distant earnestness and leisurely pace, it might as well have been a Merchant Ivory production."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Irons is excellent, but the film is a real cold shower"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"The film is remarkably...disturbing. There's no other way to put it."
‑ Widgett Walls,
"...any film of Lolita is bound to disappoint the few who insist on the primacy of Nabokov's novel"
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"Unlike Kubrick's cool, black comedy, Lyne's LOLITA displays a much broader emotional tapestry"
‑ Shane Burridge,
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