Carried Away
Carried Away (1996)

In the 1970's, schoolteacher Joseph takes care of his mother and pays court to his fiancee Rosalie. Things start to heat up for Joseph when sophisticated 17-year-old Catherine joins his class as a student. The two start having an… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 29, 1996
DVD Release Date: June 14, 2005
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Tries to incorporate almost film-noir elements into a heartland love story. The blending feels inorganic; and composer Bruce Broughton doesn't help matters by coating every moment with a repetitive, syrupy theme.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

Think Dennis Hopper has played too many crazies? Well, you'll wish he'd stuck to blowing up buses after you see him in Carried Away.

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Scott Weinberg

A very dry and formulaic re-telling of a cautionary tale we know all too well by now.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

An earnestly well-meaning film whose adult characters have a refreshingly grown-up perspective on their choices in life.

James Berardinelli

Carried Away is erotic, but it's also thoughtful and intelligent, and, coupled with Hopper's extraordinary performance, that's reason enough to be carried away by this motion picture.

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Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

Carried Away is a brilliant evocation of rural life and repressed lust. One of the ten-best films of 1996.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Everyone in the film -- even the teenager -- is more intelligent and articulate than is usually permitted in American movies, and having gotten themselves into an emotional tangle, they go to work getting themselves out again.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

I wasn't carried away with this Lolita like cautionary tale, but I was impressed enough by its intelligent presentation.

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Victoria Alexander

A mature Irving gets naked for her husband.

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