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  1. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
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    [A] bold and brilliant rendering of Henry James' masterpiece.
  2. 75
    A fascinating portrait not only of a lady, but of the society and marriage that entrap, then attempt to destroy, her.
  3. The Portrait of a Lady may not be up to this high standard, but it is never less than absorbing either.
  4. In aiming for a new kind of lit-drama cool, Jane Campion freezes the warmth right out of Henry James' expansive heart.
  5. Jane Campion makes a beeline for the repressed sexuality, and loses the nuance. [17 Jan 1997]
  6. The Portrait of a Lady is a huge disappointment. It's a deliberately arty, overly formal exercise in emotional terrorism.

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