TriStar Pictures | Release Date: February 23, 1996 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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METASCORE
Mixed or average reviews based on 20 Critics
Positive:
4
Mixed:
11
Negative:
5
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Adapted from Valerie Martin's psychosexual novel, this maudlin film transforms the legend of Jekyll and Hyde into a talky romantic love triangle. [23 Feb 1996]
63
Mary Reilly is a thinking person's horror movie, done with such obvious intelligence and artistry that it feels strange to watch it and be so unmoved. [23 Feb 1996]
50
Mary Reilly tries, but fails, to revive the oft-told Jekyll and Hyde horror story. [23 Feb 1996]
50
Mary Reilly, a perversely courageous disaster that audiences will simply hate. [23 Feb 1996]
30
Since Mary rarely gets to see any of the good stuff, neither do we; Dr. Jekyll hides most of his switcheroos behind closed doors. [23 Feb 1996]
12
Mary Reilly comes across as too much brooding atmosphere and too little story. [23 Feb 1996]
0
Mary Reilly has the distinction of being the most pretentious, the most ponderous, the most utterly suspenseless. [23 Feb 1996]