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Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

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  1. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    50
    This final production from the team of James Ivory and the late Ismail Merchant is itself adrift in more ways than one, with a literate but meandering script by "The Remains of the Day" novelist Kazuo Ishiguro that withholds emotional payoffs to an almost perverse degree.
  2. Reviewed by: Ed Park
    40
    Alas, The White Countess, the final Merchant Ivory film, is something of a lacquered dud.
  3. It's a very classy, finely made film, and, as one watches it -- particularly those last sweeping scenes of political turbulence and escape -- one feels both pain at their (Merchant-Ivory) parting and grateful for what, together, they achieved.