Maurice (1987)

Set against the stifling conformity of pre-World War I English society, E.M. Forster's Maurice is a story of coming to terms with one's sexuality and identity in the face of disapproval and misunderstanding. Maurice Hall and Clive… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 1, 1987
DVD Release Date: September 5, 2017
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

With compassion, humor and detachment, James Ivory's superb film of E.M. Forster's "Maurice" takes us into the complacent, fixed world of Britain's privileged classes in the years immediately before World War I.

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Sherilyn Connelly
SF Weekly

It's as handsomely mounted as any of its more beloved brethren, especially in a shiny new 4k restoration, but it's no mystery why it was largely ignored back in the day.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Probably Merchant-Ivory's best film.

Serena Donadoni
Village Voice

Wilby cracks the character's genteel surface, releasing bursts of fear, pride, and relief. His Maurice is neither martyr nor saint, radical only in his choice to pursue happiness.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A beautifully photographed film with top-drawer performances from a fine cast.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

It's woozy, unadulterated romance, an intoxicating tuxedo-ripper set against the elegant priggishness of England's post-Edwardian gentry.

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Christopher Null

ultimately it keeps us engaged and reasonably entertained

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
Is being gay really this boring?
Sylvester Kuo
So bored. A story of a young man trying to understand his sexuality, extremely boring but otherwise it has great costumes and a young Hugh Grant.
Tom Ericksen
This is a Gay 101 movie -- Everyone should see -- The love was real, and it is a true story --
Cameron Johnson
James Ivory was so well-known for outrageously British and ultimately somewhat inconsequential period dramas, so I wouldn't be too surprised if he made a… More