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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)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 28
  2. Negative: 4 out of 28
  1. 100
    Supple, eloquent and enchanting.
  2. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    80
    Sets you nearer than theater permits -- and further back than most movies dare. A magic vantage.
  3. 75
    The story, based on an 18th century French play by Pierre Marivaux, is the sort of thing that inspired operas and Shakespeare comedies: It's all premise, no plausibility, and so what?
  4. Playful as it is, Clare Peploe's adaptation of Pierre Marivaux's romantic comedy coughs and sputters on its own postmodern conceit.
  5. It could have been something special, but two things drag it down to mediocrity -- director Clare Peploe's misunderstanding of Marivaux's rhythms, and Mira Sorvino's limitations as a classical actress.
  6. Triumph of Love, Marivaux's 270-year-old romantic comedy, is a beguiling trifle, a gauzy, teasing inquiry into the fungibility of emotions.
  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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