The Age of Innocence

Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
Watch On
  1. 50
    A bore... The film leaves you with the feeling, once again, of having enjoyed a lovely meal fit for royalty only to discover, too late, that the fruit was made of wax and the roast was little more than a Styrofoam mock-up.
  2. As beautifully mounted as this production is, Scorsese has a way of letting the decor take over, so that Wharton's tale of societal constraints comes through only in fits and starts. But it's a noble failure.
  3. What helps Pfeiffer most is the fact that though she is exceptionally pretty, she patently doesn't rely on her prettiness: she wants to act. But, with her Ellen, though we know what she means from moment to moment, we simply don't feel it... Winona Ryder is disastrously miscast. [18 Oct 1993, p.30]
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 39 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. JoshC.
    Nov 19, 2006
    2
    A bore from begining to end. This is white elephant art at its worst.
  2. GiuseppeB
    Oct 10, 2006
    10
    Michelle Pfeiffer had to win the Oscar.
  3. HTI.
    Feb 1, 2006
    10
    This is one of the most heart-wrenching movies I have experienced.