The Rainbow
The Rainbow (1989)

Director Ken Russell returns to the D.H. Lawrence territory that had earlier served him well in Women in Love. Sammi Davis plays Lawrence's Welsh heroine Ursula Brangwen, daughter of a wealthy mine owner, who is first seen as a child… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 26, 1989
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Variety Staff

Davis, who came to the fore as the man-hungry teenager in Hope and Glory, throws herself into Ursula with all the physical and emotional energy she can muster. Donohoe is absolutely on the money as the liberated Winifred.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Captivating as an ode to individualism.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

A very good, visually stunning film with undeniable flashes of genius. Looked at as a series of scenes it's perhaps as good as anything he ever made.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Over-simplified, lackluster and cliche-ridden coming-of-age romantic drama that's based on the 1915 novel by D. H. Lawrence.

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