I Capture the Castle

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  • Summary: A classic English story told in a fresh, vivacious style by the teenage heroine of the piece. (Samuel Goldwyn Films)


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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 29
  2. Negative: 2 out of 29
  1. Funny, sad, moving and, above all, astute, making I Capture the Castle a fabulous film. Even the cars are tasty.
  2. 88
    Screwball farce, romance, domestic tragicomedy and literary frolic rolled into one.
  3. It's surprising no filmmaker has adapted Dodie Smith's novel before now, and pleasing that Mr. Fywell and company have done such a responsible job with it. It's one of the season's most captivating surprises.
  4. 67
    There's something refreshingly and truly girlish about the picture's musings and epiphanies that makes its R rating baffling.
  5. A Jane Austen-like tale of sense and sensibility, with some of the wit, but, alas, none of the linguistic legerdemain.
  6. The boys and girls are so busy acting out their romantic fantasies or soulfully pining over impossible loves that, however photogenic they may be, they never seem to actually live their lives.
  7. 20
    Garai's flowery, overwritten narration proves irritating in the movie's first half, then unfortunately sets the tone for a fatal second-half descent into soap operatics, dippy dialogue, and airless melodrama.

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