My Cousin Rachel
My Cousin Rachel (2017)

A dark romance, MY COUSIN RACHEL tells the story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 9, 2017
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Excellent cinematography and Rachel Weisz's entrancing performance keep My Cousin Rachel alluring despite a central mystery that's rather easily unlocked.

Josephine Livingstone
The New Republic

It takes at least 15 minutes for Rachel Weisz to appear on screen, but when she does it is a quiet, contained event. Nonetheless, the effect of her face is a payoff akin to an explosion in an action movie.

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Oliver Jones
New York Observer

Unfortunately, both the film and the chemistry generated between Weisz and Claflin feel about as smoldering and lustful as a tub of margarine.

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Nathan Osborne
Film Inquiry

It's a real tug of war between what does and doesn't work and, unfortunately, My Cousin Rachel doesn't win.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

Did she? Didn't she? Much as I enjoyed My Cousin Rachel at times, by the end I was no longer sure that I particularly cared.

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Leah Greenblatt
Entertainment Weekly

A gothic moodpiece masquerading as a thriller, My Cousin Rachel is a misdirected swoon of a movie-long on black-veiled romance and ravishing atmosphere and a little short, alas, on dividends.

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John Lui
The Straits Times (Singapore)

This is a rare work: a thriller set in the 19th century that is neither grimy and dark nor eroticised and psychological.

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Alison Willmore
BuzzFeed News

There's a sense of simmering rage beneath its fetching surfaces -- the ire of a woman who's been taught that acting in her own self-interest is a subversive act, but who senses freedom so close at hand.

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April Wolfe
L.A. Weekly

moody, mind-bending

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Elena Nicolaou
Refinery29

So, though the film cranks through its dastardly plot with leering Hitchcockian suspense, the drama My Cousin Rachel is also a bleak comedy about people who make ridiculous mistakes at the altar of love.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
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An ambitious try at combining lessons about social prejudice with a basic mystery thriller. This invites the audience often to think the worst of continental… More
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"My Cousin Rachel" is a sadistic parody of toxic masculinity. The film follows Sam Claflin as a young man named Philip nearing his 25th birthday at… More