Ammonite

critic Reviews

, 68% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • The chemistry between Saoirse Ronan and a never-better Kate Winslet helps Ammonite transcend its period romance trappings.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Randy MyersSan Jose Mercury News
    It captures the essence of a forbidden attraction at a time when same-sex love was stifled and considered deviant.
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    It's just a lot of smoke, which makes it even harder to see through the film's hazy lens.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan make a fascinating couple in the well-spun period piece.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    K. Austin CollinsRolling Stone
    It's a plain and inarguable fact that we all deserve a movie in which Winslet and Ronan, specialists in complex women, play unlikely lovers whose bonnets are just itching to get ripped off. A reasonable person wouldn't complain.
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Lindsey BahrAssociated Press
    A film like this should give life to its characters and reveal essential truths beyond the book-report versions of their existence. But "Ammonite" keeps you at a distance on a rather vacant, but beautiful, journey.
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    Rex ReedObserver
    Ammonite has moments of delicacy and beauty, but it's not a movie for everybody.
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    Nestor BentancorNestor Cine Desde Hollywood
    Winslet and Ronan elevate a narrative that exudes empathy but lacks sophistication. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Joseph WalshThe Arts Desk
    Lee's film is exceptionally crafted, and, like the windswept moors of Yorkshire, he instils a harsh beauty into the Dorset coastline, a refreshing departure from the typical rolling green hills and sunny beaches.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Brian BrombergerBay Area Reporter
    [It's] definitely worth watching, primarily for the incandescent, almost inevitable Academy-Award-nominated performances, from its two superstar leads, Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan.
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    Susan WloszczynaAWFJ Women on Film
    Does the script deserve the liberties it takes? Mostly, yes.
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