Mrs. Dalloway
Mrs. Dalloway (1998)

Virginia Woolf's difficult 1925 novel about a woman reflecting on choices made 30 years earlier is a smartly conceived, beautifully executed study of four intersecting lives in Edwardian England.

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: February 20, 1998
DVD Release Date: September 28, 1999
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

Director Marleen Gorris and screenwriter Eileen Atkins have done a remarkable job of suggesting the inner mental jumble Woolf strove to convey and constructing an exterior narrative of luminous beauty.

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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

Vanessa Redgrave is such a majestic screen presence -- so luminous and wise -- that even the stilted "Mrs. Dalloway" is hard-pressed to dim her radiance.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Great story but stilted film.

Emanuel Levy

A highly romantic, deeply melancholy drama, the film offers psychological and existential insights about the inevitable effects - and price - of life choices.

Janet Maslin
New York Times

he film adaptation of ''Mrs. Dalloway'' is as elegantly wrought and reflective as the material allows (which is to say that in this case, a trip to the library makes for an invaluable part of the experience).

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Effective version of the book. Good double feature with The Hours.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The first act will be perplexing for those unfamiliar with the novel, but Redgrave's performance steers us through, and by the end we understand with complete, final clarity what the story was about.

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David Denby
New York Magazine/Vulture

The movie doesn't offer hash; it is well ordered, beautiful, and clear. But it does what movies do, not what Virginia Woolf does.

Kevin Courrier
Boxoffice Magazine

Inconsistent yet ultimately satisfying ...

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