Mixed or average reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 33
  2. Negative: 6 out of 33
  1. 38
    There are few things more depressing than a weeper that doesn't make you weep.
  2. Doesn’t seem as if it would translate easily to the big screen. It hasn't.
  3. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    Rarely have so many gifted women labored so tastefully to bring forth such a wee, lockjawed mouse.
  4. 25
    Vanessa Redgrave spends Evening dying, and so does Evening.
  5. 25
    Evening proves that there are such things as mistakes, by featuring two hours of bad choices and half-executed ideas.
  6. Redgrave still manages to inspire awe, yet a poetically prosaic moment like the one in which she goes chasing after a butterfly is enough to throw a net over the whole thing.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 8 out of 13
  1. Aug 14, 2011
    the wonderful performances and spectacular work of Elend Kaczmarek on the soundtrack should make people rethink the idea that 100% of films should be full of action, with no time allowed for reflection or absorption Full Review »
  2. DanH.
    Jul 4, 2008
    Great Movie, Tense exciting and romantic
  3. FranceL.
    Apr 30, 2008
    Wrapping a film in luscious sets, peopling a film with gifted actors, decorating a film with lovely music, does not a good movie make if, at its core, it consists of poorly written dialogue, lacks any uniting tension to justify the viewer's interest, and contains too many disjointed scenes in dire need of editing. Full Review »