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"[Campion] shows us here the beautiful sanctuaries that word and image create together, and the reasons why life requires us -- like Fanny -- to abandon them."Film Comment 4 stars out of 5 -- "Campion's innate sense of storytelling technique meshes the strands together, all adding up to a study in passion and tragedy that vigorously holds fast to period sensibilities and so keeps an audience firmly in its embrace."Box Office "The movie really belongs to Brawne, played with mesmerizing vitality and heart-stopping grace by Abbie Cornish."New York Times 3 stars out of 4 -- The film, shot by the gifted Greig Fraser, is a thing of beauty to match the snippets of Keats we hear on the soundtrack.Rolling Stone [A] quiet, luscious, stately meditation....[Cornish delivers a] lovely, openhearted performance... -- Grade: A-Entertainment Weekly "[A]n exquisitely done, emotional love story that marries heartbreaking passion to formidable filmmaking restraint....Campion demonstrates her gift for making the dailiness of distant lives vivid and convincing."Los Angeles Times "[A] beautiful, wistful film....What Campion does is seek visual beauty to match Keats' verbal beauty."Chicago Sun-Times The production is modest in physical scale, mostly reserved in tone and touchingly simple in design. Yet the effect is exhilarating, and deeply pleasurable.Wall Street Journal "BRIGHT STAR, Jane Campion's rapturous ode to tragic love, radiates beauty that's at once extravagant and spare, which is altogether fitting for its subjects."Washington Post 4 stars out of 5 -- "Campion sticks close to the facts and relies on the power and emotional poignancy of the situation -- and some superbly sensitive acting -- for the impact of her film."Total Film Included in Los Angeles Times's "Best Films Of 2009" -- "This is a film that reminds us what a singular voice filmmaker Jane Campion has..."Los Angeles Times 3 star out of 5 -- "Campion pulls off a challenge that's thwarted generations of filmmakers before her. Pretty and sincere..."Uncut63.8359

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"...The performances are as original as the characters....It is one of those rare movies that is not just about a story, or some characters, but about a whole universe of feeling..."Chicago Sun-Times "The lighting is crepuscular, the costumes heavy and the atmosphere brooding."Sight and Sound "...A severely beautiful, mysterious movie that, as if by magic, liberates the romantic imagination....[The] principal performances are extraordinary..."New York Times "...Campion manages her story and symbols beautifully, and evokes harrowing performances from her four leads..."Film Comment "...An exquisitely romantic personal ode to creativity..." - RecommendedPremiere "...Carefully rendered....Stratharin puts in a very fine turn..."Variety63.50961

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"...The performances are as original as the characters....It is one of those rare movies that is not just about a story, or some characters, but about a whole universe of feeling..."Chicago Sun-Times "The lighting is crepuscular, the costumes heavy and the atmosphere brooding."Sight and Sound "...A severely beautiful, mysterious movie that, as if by magic, liberates the romantic imagination....[The] principal performances are extraordinary..."New York Times "...Campion manages her story and symbols beautifully, and evokes harrowing performances from her four leads..."Film Comment "...An exquisitely romantic personal ode to creativity..." - RecommendedPremiere "...Carefully rendered....Stratharin puts in a very fine turn..."Variety63.50961

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"...The performances are as original as the characters....It is one of those rare movies that is not just about a story, or some characters, but about a whole universe of feeling..."Chicago Sun-Times "The lighting is crepuscular, the costumes heavy and the atmosphere brooding."Sight and Sound "...A severely beautiful, mysterious movie that, as if by magic, liberates the romantic imagination....[The] principal performances are extraordinary..."New York Times "...Campion manages her story and symbols beautifully, and evokes harrowing performances from her four leads..."Film Comment "...An exquisitely romantic personal ode to creativity..." - RecommendedPremiere "...Carefully rendered....Stratharin puts in a very fine turn..."Variety63.50961

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"...The performances are as original as the characters....It is one of those rare movies that is not just about a story, or some characters, but about a whole universe of feeling..."Chicago Sun-Times "The lighting is crepuscular, the costumes heavy and the atmosphere brooding."Sight and Sound "...A severely beautiful, mysterious movie that, as if by magic, liberates the romantic imagination....[The] principal performances are extraordinary..."New York Times "...Campion manages her story and symbols beautifully, and evokes harrowing performances from her four leads..."Film Comment "...An exquisitely romantic personal ode to creativity..." - RecommendedPremiere "...Carefully rendered....Stratharin puts in a very fine turn..."Variety63.50961

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"...A triumph..." Rolling Stone "...A fine, rigorous adaptation....A very gentle film..." New York Times "...[Campion's] trickiest and most delicate film..." -- Rating: B+ Entertainment Weekly "...Touching....Beguiling..." Film Comment "...Low-key and naturalistic....The film is like reading a diary....A great compliment to Campion is that the movie never seems less than genuine..." Los Angeles Times63.46864

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"...Alive with hallucinatory imagery and perverse wit, SWEETIE signals the arrival of a major directing talent..."Rolling Stone "...A spectacular feature-film debut....[SWEETIE is] a movie quite unlike any other you're likely to see until the next Campion comes along..."New York Times Included in the New York Times "10 Best Films of 1990"New York Times "...A discomfiting cinematic universe somewhere between David Lynch and TV's SISTERS....Impressive..."Entertainment Weekly 4 stars out of 5 -- "Campion creates a nuanced and emotionally profound work."Premiere63.46864

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"...Alive with hallucinatory imagery and perverse wit, SWEETIE signals the arrival of a major directing talent..." Rolling Stone "...A spectacular feature-film debut....[SWEETIE is] a movie quite unlike any other you're likely to see until the next Campion comes along..." New York Times Included in the New York Times "10 Best Films of 1990"New York Times "...A discomfiting cinematic universe somewhere between David Lynch and TV's SISTERS....Impressive..." Entertainment Weekly 4 stars out of 5 -- "Campion creates a nuanced and emotionally profound work."Premiere63.46864

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"...A painfully honest, cannily structured and genuinely moving drama....The acting, right down to the smallest bit part, is painfully realistic..."Variety "...[A] minutely observed story...[With] an astonishing clarity....[And] painstaking realism..."New York Times "...What makes this impeccably acted small film such a gem is its sense of life being lived before our eyes and at the same time being observed by Campion and Garner with extraordinary perception and compassion..."Los Angeles Times "...Impressive....TWO FRIENDS is less about domestic explosions, though, than the small details, painful and ironic, with which fates are twisted -- and sealed..."Chicago Sun-Times "...A genuine find..."USA Today63.23915

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"...A literary adaptation of exceeding intelligence, beauty and concentrated artistry....Campion presents the story in a dark, lush, mysterious manner..."Variety "...[Told] with spareness, strength and precision....Kidman is the picture of clarity, purpose and single-minded intelligence....THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY is impressive..."Los Angeles Times "...The film loosens every clich in the costume drama book....Campion allows the past to breathe, expand, and even make mating motions towards the present..."Film Comment "...Well acted. Kidman has the bearing and quality of the intelligent young American. Barbara Hershey is magnificent....Martin Donovan is touching..."Chicago Sun-Times "...Hershey rises to her juicy role....[Donovan] gives a really great performance..."Entertainment Weekly0.2294918

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"...A literary adaptation of exceeding intelligence, beauty and concentrated artistry....Campion presents the story in a dark, lush, mysterious manner..."Variety "...[Told] with spareness, strength and precision....Kidman is the picture of clarity, purpose and single-minded intelligence....THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY is impressive..."Los Angeles Times "...The film loosens every clich in the costume drama book....Campion allows the past to breathe, expand, and even make mating motions towards the present..."Film Comment "...Well acted. Kidman has the bearing and quality of the intelligent young American. Barbara Hershey is magnificent....Martin Donovan is touching..."Chicago Sun-Times "...Hershey rises to her juicy role....[Donovan] gives a really great performance..."Entertainment Weekly0.2294918

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"...[A] terrifyingly powerful film....Visually visceral....It's narrative heart is palatably spiritual..." Sight and Sound "A film that would seem outrageously, unforgivably lurid if it were not also somehow perfectly isncere.Keitel gives the Lieutenant role his all" New York Times "...[The film] takes spirituality and morality more seriously than most films do. And in the bad lieutenant, Keitel gives us one of the great screen performances in recent years..."Chicago Sun-Times "...Uncut, unique and uncompromising..." Total Film "Ferrara's tale of sin and redemption has a raw, unvarnished power that's embodied by Keitel's performance, and the years have preserved it as an equally potent street-level look at a city."A.V. Club0.1529945

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"...[A] terrifyingly powerful film....Visually visceral....It's narrative heart is palatably spiritual..." Sight and Sound "A film that would seem outrageously, unforgivably lurid if it were not also somehow perfectly isncere.Keitel gives the Lieutenant role his all" New York Times "...[The film] takes spirituality and morality more seriously than most films do. And in the bad lieutenant, Keitel gives us one of the great screen performances in recent years..."Chicago Sun-Times "...Uncut, unique and uncompromising..." Total Film "Ferrara's tale of sin and redemption has a raw, unvarnished power that's embodied by Keitel's performance, and the years have preserved it as an equally potent street-level look at a city."A.V. Club0.1529945

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"...[A] terrifyingly powerful film....Visually visceral....It's narrative heart is palatably spiritual..." Sight and Sound "A film that would seem outrageously, unforgivably lurid if it were not also somehow perfectly isncere.Keitel gives the Lieutenant role his all" New York Times "...[The film] takes spirituality and morality more seriously than most films do. And in the bad lieutenant, Keitel gives us one of the great screen performances in recent years..."Chicago Sun-Times "...Uncut, unique and uncompromising..." Total Film "Ferrara's tale of sin and redemption has a raw, unvarnished power that's embodied by Keitel's performance, and the years have preserved it as an equally potent street-level look at a city."A.V. Club0.1529945

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"...[A] terrifyingly powerful film....Visually visceral....It's narrative heart is palatably spiritual..." Sight and Sound "A film that would seem outrageously, unforgivably lurid if it were not also somehow perfectly isncere.Keitel gives the Lieutenant role his all" New York Times "...[The film] takes spirituality and morality more seriously than most films do. And in the bad lieutenant, Keitel gives us one of the great screen performances in recent years..."Chicago Sun-Times "...Uncut, unique and uncompromising..." Total Film "Ferrara's tale of sin and redemption has a raw, unvarnished power that's embodied by Keitel's performance, and the years have preserved it as an equally potent street-level look at a city."A.V. Club0.1529945

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