Age of Consent
Age of Consent (1969)

Attempting to leave the problems and stresses of the modern world behind, painter Mason moves from New York City to a small island on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. But trouble follows the artist in an odd assortment of interesting… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 14, 1969
DVD Release Date: January 6, 2009
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Variety Staff

The picture has immense charm and the actual photography (particularly underwater scenes) and superb scenery make it a good travelog ad for the Great Barrier Reef area where most of it was filmed.

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Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review

Age of Consent is never as provocative or engrossing as it should be, but there is enough of interest (especially Mirren) to make it worth a look.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A bitter comedy that has something meaningful to say about the creative nature of the artist.

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Tony Rayns
Time Out

There are some nervous insertions of redundant comic relief, but not enough to shatter the prevailing mood: brilliant sunlight illuminating all the unmomentous ins and outs of a human passion.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Though it lacks the vivid touch from his earlier days, it has a surprisingly comfortable, relaxed feel, still vigorous but also at peace.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

A lovely, erotic, and idyllic comedy.

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Powell's deft exploration of the emotional effects of their encounter prove much more successful than the film's odd comic subplots.

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I watched all the way through this movie before I found out that the "child" in this movie was Helen Mirren. Who knew she was young once. Actually I… More
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Michael Powell's last directorial endeavor, the resurrection of James Mason's career, and the role that put Helen Mirren on the map. This beautiful… More