The Portrait of a Lady
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Jane Campion directed this expressive adaptation of the classic novel by Henry James. Isabel Archer (Nicole Kidman) is a young American woman who, after the death of her parents, has been sent to England to visit relatives. While her family's tragedy has left her penniless, Isabel's beauty has earned her the attentions of a number of eligible men. When Isabel turns down a proposal of marriage from the wealthy Lord Warburton (Richard E. Grant) because she does not love him, her cousin Ralph (Martin Donovan), who is also smitten with her, arranges for his father to leave her a fortune… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An easy thing to dislike, I suppose, and even easier to find it absolutely fascinating."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Not only slow but uninvolving."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Presents a bold and bewitching screen adaptation of the novel by Henry James."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"In all, Jane Campion has pulled off a neat trick here -- she's made a film that makes Henry James' work seem positively giddy."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"A sophisticated and elegant period piece with the right touch of feminist flourishes to elevate this compelling fable"
‑ Frank Ochieng, TheWorldJournal.com
"A handsome production, but the ass, she doth ache."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"So bold and well-orchestrated that you sometimes want to cheer the vividness of a single shot, the humor of a fleeting detail."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
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