Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25
  1. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    90
    Shines like a freshly minted coin in Oliver Parker's adaptation.
  2. It's a movie of uncommon eloquence and elegance, acted by a truly gifted cast.
  3. Makes the translation with all its wit, incisive dialogue and eccentric characters intact, and then some.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. DickM.
    Feb 11, 2006
    7
    I had never heard of this film even though I am a movie nut but I recorded it because I found Julianne Moore's name in the cast. I am still congratulating me on my instincts or my good luck. It was great fun all the way. Leave it to the Brits. Full Review »