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
DVD Release Date: August 29, 2017
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Critic Score: 76% 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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Courtney Howard
Fresh Fiction

Michell has brought the shockingly-timely text back into modern relevancy by reinvigorating the novel's feminist bent.

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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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Matthew Bond
The Mail on Sunday (UK)

For Poldark fans... There's a handsome leading man, a mysterious beauty, lots of galloping along clifftops, male skinny-dipping, bad-tempered old retainers... heck, there's even a scything scene. Yes, really.

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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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Joanne Soh
The New Paper (Singapore)

Rachel Weisz is splendid as the potential black widow.

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
The film's approach is so heavy-handed that it is almost impossible not to think of its protagonist as an idiot and the whole attempt at ambiguity… More
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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
K Nife Churchkey
"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