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  • Summary: Set in the 1930s on the beautiful shores of the Italian Riviera, A Good Woman is an elegant and witty romantic comedy based on Oscar Wilde's classic play "Lady Windermere's Fan." (Lions Gate Films)

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  1. Positive: 11 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. All in all, A Good Woman retains ye olde Wilde's zing, his sense of pace and place, but most of all his snappy one-liners, and it finds a new way to showcase them brilliantly.
  2. 75
    The movie succeeds because screenwriter Howard Himelstein keeps Wilde's best lines intact and the actors speak the words with practiced confidence.
  3. Reviewed by: Phil Hall
    70
    A pleasant diversion which mixes snatches of Wilde's waspish humor with a stylish Art Deco environment. The result is amusing to the ears and easy on the eyes.
  4. The real fault with this movie lies less with the clunky screenplay from Himelstein than with the acting, of which there is very little of note.
  5. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    50
    A tedious picture, redeemed in part by Tom Wilkinson's performance as Tuppy--he's the sole cast member who doesn't give birth to every epigram--and by the hats.
  6. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    50
    A Good Woman is pretty to look at and fakes witty elegance passably, so consider it a diversion -- a movie that might have been in the Oscar race if the elements had jelled but has instead been properly hung out to dry in February.
  7. British director Mike Barker and magpie New York screenwriter Howard Himelstein, have taken "Lady Windermere's Fan" - Wilde's first big stage success, written in 1892 - and pulped it senseless in the name of puttin' on the charm.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3

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