|Miramax Films | Release Date: December 14, 2001||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
A delicately upbeat, even humorous celebration of love and sacrifice.
Rarely does a movie feel as leaden-footed as Iris, especially when it tries to bounce back and forth. The audience is transported between two very obvious stories and becomes slightly irritated by the grinding inevitability of both of them. As a result, Iris Murdoch gets lost in the shuffle. Read full review
I regretted it most when the temporal hopscotching took me away from Ms. Winslet's portrait of the writer as a young sensualist, madly smitten by words and life.
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