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  • Summary: In a sun-drenched Italian villa where the madness of love has long been forbidden, one woman's passion is about to upend reason, bend genders and take every heart in the house prisoner. (Paramount Classics)
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 28
  2. Negative: 4 out of 28
  1. 100
    Supple, eloquent and enchanting.
  2. The film is worth seeing for Sorvino alone. The actress hasn't been this good since Woody Allen's "Mighty Aphrodite," a role that couldn't be more dissimilar.
  3. The always reliable Kingsley and Shaw are hilarious, and if the movie isn't quite a triumph, it's still far better than the junk food currently cluttering movie screens.
  4. I was periodically put off by a certain self-conciousness in delivering this material.
  5. Triumph of Love, Marivaux's 270-year-old romantic comedy, is a beguiling trifle, a gauzy, teasing inquiry into the fungibility of emotions.
  6. Farce is a genre best served with building momentum and crack timing. This lazily paced piece seems more concerned with winking at the audience and putting quotations around the performances than anything so crass as playing this farce for laughs.
  7. 20
    All icing, with a few crumbs devoted to the notion that it is futile to resist the heart's desires.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5

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