Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 32
  2. Negative: 1 out of 32
  1. Splendid acting helps Jordan achieve most of his goals, although some may find the romantic and religious elements an uneasy mixture.
  2. Has everything a period romance should have, including a score by Michael Nyman and passionate performances by stars Ralph Fiennes and Julianne Moore.
  3. 88
    Without a hint of sanctimony, it is a love story as much about soul as heart.
  4. Reviewed by: Richard T. Jameson
    Rereading Greene's book, one is struck anew by the absolute perfection of the film's casting.
  5. 91
    A gripping account of grown-up sensuality, obsession, loss and hope.
  6. Reviewed by: Emanuel Levy
    A faithful adaptation that captures the haunting spirit and religious nature of the 1951 novel.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Apr 15, 2012
    really good romance movie (don't know how it compares to the book though). the acting (really great performance by Ian Hant as Mr. Parkis), writing, directing was really good, but the editing was really flawed (imo). and a movie like this would rely on good editing, it was something hard to establish what was the past and what was the present (but after a while you can figure it out). but overall a great movie, 9.7 Full Review »