The Wings of the Dove
The Wings of the Dove (1997)

"Inspired by" the Henry James novel and adapted for the screen by Hossein Amini, "The Wings of the Dove" takes place in 1910 London (eight years after the setting of the book). Kate Croy (Helena Bonham Carter) lives the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 14, 1999
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

The problem is this: We're given no reason to care about these two yearning hearts. Our only evidence of their love is a garish display of hormones.

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Carlo Cavagna
AboutFilm.com

Nineteenth-century mores conflict with twentieth-century passions

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Bonham Carter never allows the audience to lose the feeling that Kate truly does care about Milly--it's just that she cares about herself even more.

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Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Visually stunning? Absolutely! But I found the film's plodding pace relentlessly annoying.

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Bruce Feld
Film Journal International

This may be the most accessible James adaptation to date, as well as among the most beautiful.

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Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com

Simply a film that did not rub me at all, much less the wrong way.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

This compelling drama reveals the havoc wrought by those who try to control other people's lives.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

almost a sort of turn-of-the-century 'Indecent Proposal'... But though the eloquent screenplay brings to the surface the eroticism James only hinted at, it doesn't neglect the fascinating psychology of the characters...

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Lawrie
Henry James's 1902 novel is gloriously brought to life by director Iain Softley and by the performances of a more than capable cast. The boredom of the… More
Lanning : )
Love and money: No one twists and turns the two together any better than Henry James. He really is a kind of TV soap opera precursor. It must be, at least in… More
Cynthia S.
Another very nice movie for romantic women of any age. Entertaining, and well put together, but sad. Helena Bonham is just lovely in this.
Byron Brubaker
I was intrigued by the dynamics between the three main characters. Carter and Roache as the passionate young lovers from different social classes, while they… More
Bruce Bruce
This is another outstanding movie based on a novel written by Henry James. It takes place in the early 1900's and you have everything in this that?s found… More
John Ballantine
Solidly filmed, this movie suffers from the great plague of the period piece - how to make the damn thing interesting. Unfortunately Sofftley never does and we… More