Lolita (1997)

Humbert Humbert is a fine and distinguished gentleman, a citizen of the world, a lover of European culture, who teaches French literature in a small town in New England. And, in this year of 1947, he is looking for accomodation.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 27, 1997
DVD Release Date: June 29, 1999
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Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Cole Smithey

[VIDEO ESSAY] Although it is considered sacrilege in some circles to say it, Adrian Lyne's 1997 film version of Vladimir Nabokov's often banned 1954 novel is a vast improvement over Stanley Kubrick's beloved 1962 version.

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...any film of Lolita is bound to disappoint the few who insist on the primacy of Nabokov's novel

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Shane Burridge

Unlike Kubrick's cool, black comedy, Lyne's LOLITA displays a much broader emotional tapestry

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...the performances hit the right notes...

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Ed Kelleher
Film Journal International

Lyne's update on this comic, bittersweet tale benefits mightily from a clever screenplay by Stephen Schiff and terrific performances by the movie's two leads.

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Michael Dequina

With its distant earnestness and leisurely pace, it might as well have been a Merchant Ivory production.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Irons is excellent, but the film is a real cold shower

Widgett Walls

The film is remarkably...disturbing. There's no other way to put it.

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Kevin M. Williams
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Sophie Burgess
I expected it to be much more disturbing, however since it was Lolita who started all their exploits it wasn't as creepy or perverted. Saying that, it was… More
Luke Baldock
Lolita is a fascinating and brave tale. It doesn't excuse the actions of it's protagonists, but explores the emotions within the characters that drive… More
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Where do I even start with this movie?! I seem to have fallen into a trap of late of watching movies that seem to have this child/adult love theme. I had the… More
Sanjaya 丘耀文
Well, I must admit that the writer of this movie, which is a based on novel movie, is a brilliant writer... He can make a simple story, about an adult man who… More

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