The Painted Veil
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 74%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The production values are characteristically sumptuous, William Daniels' photography is lustrous, and Boleslawski directs with suitable flair."
‑ , Time Out
"The movie makes for a good old-fashioned wide-screen wallow."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"Norton's effect and Watts' able portrayal are not enough to move the misogyny of the narrative."
‑ Matthew Sorrento, Film Threat
"Concealed passions are revealed as life takes unexpected turns and what initially seems like an act of vengeance becomes the making of the central characters"
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"click for review"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"The always surprising Watts creates a woman at once contemporary and retro. And Norton, as a producer as well as star, concedes enough space for Schreiber and the effortlessly fascinating Jones to earn their own spotlights."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"Exquisitely filmed and finely acted."
‑ Connie Ogle, Miami Herald
"Contents itself with making the Maugham work less prissy."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The Painted Veil has a real pulse. It sweeps you up in the characters' journey from the beginning, and keeps you riveted from moment to moment."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"John Curran controls the redemptive spirit of Maugham's book with merciful restraint, and gets excellent performances all round."
‑ Anthony Quinn, Independent
"Sweeping vistas, period-piece sets, impeccable literary source, a little stolid at times, but ultimately quite impressive."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"This stab at grand romance fails to satisfy."
‑ Heather Huntington, ReelzChannel.com
"It's a wallow and I confess to wholeheartedly enjoying the plunge."
‑ Sandra Hall, Sydney Morning Herald
"...a finely crafted product that can hardly fail to touch one's heart."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Wonderful scenery, great performances and a superb story."
‑ , Daily Mirror [UK]
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