Lady Chatterley's Lover

critic Reviews

, 92% Fresh Tomatometer Score
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    Peter BradshawGuardian
    Lady Chatterley still has the power to move.
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    Sheila O'MalleyRogerEbert.com
    The film shimmers and breathes, leaving space for discovery.
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    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle
    Taken on its own terms, Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre’s “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” is an estimable adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s scandalous 1928 novel. But those terms are strange and certainly not what you’d expect.
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    Leah GreenblattEntertainment Weekly
    An unabashedly heady romance, rich in pretty costumes — when they're wearing them — and lush, lusty atmosphere.
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    Robert AbeleLos Angeles Times
    As the infidelity plot barrels toward its reckoning with class prejudice, and the moody, thumping cello returns to Isabella Summers’ strings-centered score, Corrin’s vibrant performance keeps us engaged.
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    Patrick SproullLittle White Lies
    Cinema has been deprived of eroticism recently, on-screen sex has become a depressing rarity, and Lady Chatterley’s Lover is restorative.
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    Dan BayerNext Best Picture
    Given the novel’s history and the effects its eventual publication had on the women of the 1960s, that feels like exactly the kind of reclamation this text deserves. It may not be perfect, but the heights it does reach are truly orgasmic.
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    Emily MaskellWeLoveCinema
    Connie is the first leading role for Emma Corrin, and a dense one at that, which they deliver impressively with shades of resilience reminiscent of their opulent turn as Diana in The Crown.
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    Martin CarrWe Got This Covered
    Lady Chatterley's Lover features some solid performances from its ensemble cast, yet never scales the peaks of previous efforts. In many ways the film is more concerned with intellectual fulfilment, than passionate pursuits.
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    Maria Lattilawhynow
    Lady Chatterley’s Lover is a fascinating look at sex as something to be celebrated rather than shunned, but unfortunately, the film is too uneven for its own good.
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