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W.E.

Overview


Genre :

Drama, Biography

Release Date :

February 03, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Madonna

Starring :

Abbie Cornish, James D'Arcy, Andrea Riseborough, Richard Coyle, Annabelle Wallis, Oscar Isaac, Natalie Dormer, Laurence Fox, James Fox, David Harbour, Natalie Gal, Lola Leon

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

“..we don't want to hear any more about ancient constitutional crises..”
by Anthony Lane [New Yorker]
Review rate : C-

“..watch W.E. as if flipping through a stack of glossy mags with a pal, oohing and aahing about stuff without caring a fiddle-dee-dee about substance..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
Review rate : D

“..the upshot is that instead of a film about a love that conquered a king and nearly undid a kingdom..”
by Manohla Dargis [New York Times]
“..the rest, unfortunately, feels artificial, programmed, rote..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]
1.5 of 4

“..the place that inspires the kind of intimate storytelling that makes for great movies..”
by Linda Barnard [Toronto Star]
Review rate : D

“..the most notable is a nervy central performance from Andrea Riseborough, who plays true-life Baltimore socialite Wallis Simpson..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [New York Daily News]
“..the film falls increasingly deeper into the fetishization it takes as its subject..”
by Karina Longworth [Village Voice]
“..the entire project feels more like an extended music video than a narrative film..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
“..sad and silly and sweet..”
by Andrew O'Hehir [Salon.com]
1 of 4

“..not content with going deeper into that bizarre romance, Madonna adds a new wrinkle in the form of a contemporary Manhattanite..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
“..historical accuracy and style..”
by David Noh [Film Journal International]
1 of 5

“..far too simplistic and borderline offensive..”
by Betsy Sharkey [Los Angeles Times]
“..burdened with risible dialogue and weak performances, pic doesn't have much going for it apart from lavish production design and terrific..”
by Leslie Felperin [Variety]
“..an embellishment of an already notorious romance rather than a twice-lathered soap opera..”
by William Goss [Film.com]
Review rate : D+

“..an egotistical film with such a terribly warped sense of purpose..”
by Dave Calhoun [Time Out New York]

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