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Hysteria

Overview


Genre :

Romance, Comedy

Release Date :

May 18, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Tanya Wexler

Starring :

Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, Jonathan Pryce, Rupert Everett, Felicity Jones, Gemma Jones, Anna Chancellor, Ashley Jensen, Sheridan Smith, Malcolm Rennie

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

3 of 5

“..won’t rock your world, but it’s a perfectly good stand-in until something better comes along..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [New York Daily News]
“..too bad the entire movie hadn't simply concentrated on her, and eliminated all the rest of this awkward fumbling around..”
by Stephen Whitty [Newark Star-Ledger]
3 of 5

“..the script captures some delicate and intelligent facets of a period that was tensely conflicted and impossible to reconcile..”
by Sara Maria Vizcarrondo [Boxoffice Magazine]
Review rate : A-

“..the most tasteful of explicit dramatization..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
Review rate : C+

“..such a simple and good-natured movie that any animosity rolls away and the worst it can do is cause you to roll your eyes..”
by Matt Goldberg [Collider.com]
“..proceeds as a tedious, clumsy diddle, constantly reminding viewers how much progress has been made since the Victorian era..”
by Melissa Anderson [Village Voice]
“..not nearly as outrageous or unconventional as its premise might suggest, but saucy and enjoyable all the same..”
by David Rooney [Hollywood Reporter]
2 of 5

“..not actively unpleasant to sit through for the most part, but not particularly engaging or illuminating or charming..”
by Glenn Kenny [MSN Movies]
“..her film has been buffed and tweaked into a coy, heavily costumed farce..”
Review rate : C

“..for all of its sexual posturing and potential to be truly saucy and unconventional, Tanya Wexler's "Hysteria" is inoffensively pleasant..”
by Kevin Jagernauth [The Palylist]
2.5 of 4

“..comes across as a rather superficial brand of art house comedy that offers moderate entertainment value but little more..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
2.5 of 5
Reviewed by Stephen Holden [New York Times]

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