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THE ENGLISH PATIENT is an epic, sweeping adaptation of Michael Ondaatje's richly layered, WWII-era novel chronicling two periods in... Read More
THE ENGLISH PATIENT is an epic, sweeping adaptation of Michael Ondaatje's richly layered, WWII-era novel chronicling two periods in the life of European explorer Count Laszlo Almasy (Ralph Fiennes), whose torrid affair with a colleague's wife (Kristin Scott Thomas) is countered by the beginning of the war, allegations of Nazi sympathies, and disfiguring injuries. The patient's stay at the ruins of an Italian monastery under the care of an emotionally injured French-Canadian nurse (Juliette Binoche, who won an Oscar for the role) serves as a framing device for his intriguing story. Academy Award winner Anthony Minghella directs this film that is at once incredibly modern and a well-crafted throwback to classic Hollywood epics of yesteryear. Minimize
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45 Reviews from Epinions.com
Aug 21, 2001
The English Patient: Hype and Hyperbole
Pros: Delicious scenery, actors, heartfelt emotions.
Cons: Twisting, convoluted plot and slow pace make most want to scream "Get on with it!"
Lovely drama with plenty of pre-WWII style. Great music, and above average acting is a perfect balm for the lackluster 2001 summer movie season. Read More at Epinions.com
Nov 3, 2005
With Love Comes Risk of Unbearable Loss
Pros: Powerfully romantic script; strong themes; magnificent performances; exotic locales, costumes, and art design; good soundtrack
Cons: Grotesque thumb-severing scene
An adaptation of a seemingly unfilmable popular contemporary novel into a powerful movie about love and loss in exotic North African locales. Read More at Epinions.com
Nov 19, 2000
Elaine says: "God, that movie stunk!"
Pros: wonderfully told love story, beautiful film
Cons: long, confusing Read More at Epinions.com
May 22, 2000
Doing Just Fiennes?
Pros: Best romance flick in years...
Cons: May be unsuitable for certain audiences... Read More at Epinions.com
Mar 30, 2000
Not for everyone, but...
Pros: Haunting, tragic love story... beautifully acted.
Cons: some viewers might find it too long Read More at Epinions.com
May 24, 2001
Pros: The visual design is miraculously impressive.
Cons: The romantic interludes may turn odd the most snooty of art house patrons.
Anthony Minghella's The English Patient is as impressive an achievement as can come from a Lawrence of Arabia inspiration. Read More at Epinions.com
Nov 28, 1999
A Tragic and Heartwrenching Masterpiece
Pros: Genuine characters and scenes, feelings are real.
Cons: I wish it were longer. Read More at Epinions.com
Jul 15, 2000
Sweeping Epic: The English Patient
Pros: Acting, cinematography, directing and script!
Cons: Length Read More at Epinions.com
Jan 18, 2000
A Wonderful Snakebite!
Pros: There are still genuine and great producers, directors, writers, and actors alive. This epic creation finds them and blends them all into a literary tapestry of heart felt pudding, You don't want to stop eating, but the bowl has to become empty at some p
Cons: There are so few master chefs of pudding in this world today. Read More at Epinions.com
Nov 7, 2001
A truely beautiful film.
Pros: Wonderful cast/plot.
Cons: Complicated plot can be confusing at first.
Don't assume anything about the plot.- It's not that simple! Read More at Epinions.com
Nov 19, 1999
It deserved all those Oscars
Pros: Spectacular and moving
Cons: Long, not much action, not much sex Read More at Epinions.com