The Portrait of a Lady
The Portrait of a Lady (1996)

Jane Campion directed this expressive adaptation of the classic novel by Henry James. Isabel Archer (Nicole Kidman) is a young American woman who, after the death of her parents, has been sent to England to visit relatives. While her… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 24, 1996
DVD Release Date: September 14, 1999
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mike Clark
USA Today

Intelligent but exasperating, its monotonous tone will wear down even viewers who started out in its corner.

Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

A handsome production, but the ass, she doth ache.

Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

So bold and well-orchestrated that you sometimes want to cheer the vividness of a single shot, the humor of a fleeting detail.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

An easy thing to dislike, I suppose, and even easier to find it absolutely fascinating.

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Michael Dequina

Not only slow but uninvolving.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Presents a bold and bewitching screen adaptation of the novel by Henry James.

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Rob Gonsalves

In all, Jane Campion has pulled off a neat trick here -- she's made a film that makes Henry James' work seem positively giddy.

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Frank Ochieng

A sophisticated and elegant period piece with the right touch of feminist flourishes to elevate this compelling fable

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
"The Portrait of a Lady" starts with Isabel Archer(Nicole Kidman) rejecting the proposal of the super wealthy Lord Warburton(Richard E. Grant). Next,… More
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Linda K. T.
Film not so good but Malkovich nailed it!