Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
  1. One of the most powerful romances of recent years, it is as generous as they come.
  2. Reviewed by: Bilge Ebiri
    100
    Gordon directs with a graceful precision and shorthand that makes the story seem simple, though it's anything but. Indeed, it's fascinatingly complex, juggling time periods and political, mystical, and psychological themes without ever losing touch with the core message: Love conquers all.
  3. It is a film of uncommon intelligence and rigor that illuminates a complex era, and the romance at its center is also one of exceptional passion and honesty.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. MeganR.
    Sep 24, 2007
    10
    this movie is so great!ever since i seen it, i can't stop, Jennifer has done the best ever in her performance! 10.