Quills

User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 30
  2. Negative: 2 out of 30

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  1. SMarjones
    Jan 15, 2007
    4
    *yawn* Thinks it's more important than it is. Why does every
  2. JayH.
    May 9, 2009
    6
    Exquisitely produced, excellent acting by all, especially Geoffrey Rush, Joaquin Phoenix and Kate Winslet. The costumes and sets are outstanding. However, I found it very talky and often tedious and I was downright bored at times. Yak yak yak yak.
  3. DwightW.
    Mar 21, 2001
    6
    This is one of those movies that thinks it's saying something important when really it's not offering much of anything in the way of substance. Only strong performances from the cast (especially Rush) save the film from tedium.

Awards & Rankings

Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 31
  2. Negative: 3 out of 31
  1. Rolling Stone
    Reviewed by: Peter Travers
    90
    A savage comedy of sexual extremes; the barbed laughs draw blood.
  2. 80
    Occasionally becomes pretentious and shrill -- sometimes Mr. Wright isn't aware that his material is so good that he doesn't need to comment on his characters.
  3. Profane, sacrilegious, pornographic, sadistic and Sade-istic, titillating and the most honorable movie of the year.