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Universal acclaim- based on 17 Ratings

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  • Summary: Merchant Ivory's adaptation of E.M. Forster's story of two unmarried sisters who befriend a poor young clerk and unwittingly ruin his life.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. 100
    The splendid cast embodies the characters so fully that the events actually seem to be happening to them, instead of unfolding from a screenplay.
  2. 100
    Merchant and Ivory have regathered many of the cast and crew from their earlier films to work on this reproduction to exquisite effect.
  3. Merchant, Ivory and Jhabvala triumph again with their entertaining, richly textured film. [13 March 1992]
  4. Reviewed by: Terrence Rafferty
    90
    A handsome and intelligent piece of work: a faithful, well-paced, and carefully crafted dramatization of a very good story.
  5. Reviewed by: Staff(not credited)
    90
    Perhaps the best film made during the 30-year partnership of Ismail Merchant and James Ivory.
  6. The performances in this costume drama are wonderful.
  7. This is the apotheosis of Classics Illustrated filmmaking, aiming at nothing more than tasteful reduction, and the fact that it's done so well here doesn't mean that it's necessarily worth doing.

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  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Dec 1, 2013
    10
    Excellent. How could anyone rate it less than a 10? If only people would gain insight from movies like this about the importance of preserving and protecting the environment. Emma Thompson's Oscar was well-deserved, but I thought Helena Bonham Carter should've also won one. Expand
  2. Feb 16, 2012
    9
    The acting was amazing, the imagery superb. Although it can get boring, Howards End is a classic.

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