Washington Square
Washington Square (1997)

In NYC of 1850, 26-year-old Catherine has no social standing but is due a substantial inheritance. Impoverished Morris begins courting Catherine, but her wealthy father thinks that he may be after her for financial reasons. Catherine doubts… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 5, 1997
DVD Release Date: September 3, 2002
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mike Clark
USA Today

There's isn't much tension here, and, if anything, the film is stolen by Maggie Smith and Judith Ivey as Finney's sisters.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Registers strongly on the emotions as a poignant and powerful meditation upon loss.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

With her usual abandon, Leigh at first loses herself in Catherine's gaudy dresses and nervous tics. As the story progresses, however, the actress lets us see there is considerably more going on with this girl than first meets the eye.

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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

Jennifer Jason Leigh shows a surprising flair for modest, introspective moods in Agnieszka Holland's deftly directed adaptation of Henry James's quietly compassionate novel.

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Karina Montgomery

Guys, go see this movie (the first half) to find out how to treat a lady. My friend wanted to borrow my notebook and make notes for himself.

Michael Dequina

Leigh may sound like a peculiar casting choice for a costume drama, but her trademark mannerisms and mumbly elocution are a perfect fit.

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

Washington Square comes closer than did The Heiress to what James originally wrote: an elegy to a woman whom few people notice and no one loves.

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Bob Satuloff
Film Journal International

Painstakingly produced, dramatically compelling, and acted with skill and intensity.

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Bruce Bruce
Another from the 1997 Toronto International Film Festival, this festival was loaded with outstanding films, Film list can be obtained on the net. So far I have… More
John Ballantine
Holland's treatment of Washington Square goes across the line of the interesting into something quite dull. When Jennifer Jason Leigh flops down… More
Leo L
An interesting film!