Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
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  1. The team's (Merchant-Ivory) best adaptation yet of a Henry James novel.
  2. Yet another Merchant Ivory triumph.
  3. 83
    It's splendid period filmmaking, grown-up and luxurious and gossipy without ever feeling fussy.
User Score
5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 3 out of 5
  1. ReneeD.
    Jul 19, 2006
    8
    Those who enjoy period pieces will find this movie thoughtful and intriguing. The morés of that era demand the emotional subleties and Those who enjoy period pieces will find this movie thoughtful and intriguing. The morés of that era demand the emotional subleties and restraints portrayed in the film and those who do not appreciate the formality of that era will probably find this movie less than engrossing. Apart from this, the movie was beautifully made and in itself makes this movie worth viewing. Full Review »