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Vita & Virginia Reviews

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November 27, 2020
"where Vita & Virginia excels; we are shown both the moments together and apart and left to judge for ourselves, where was their real passion: in their work and letters, or in their relationship?"
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 24, 2020
Vita and Virginia attempts to break free from biopic standards even as it nearly becomes handicapped by them.
May 28, 2020
The film was really good, with Debicki especially giving a layered, riveting performance as Woolf.
April 6, 2020
It's not as bold as that trio, but it's elevated by some adroit dialogue and knockout performances from Gemma Arterton as Vita Sackville-West, and Elizabeth Debicki as Virginia Woolf.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 12, 2020
Vita & Virginia is a gorgeously-appointed historical drama...
February 10, 2020
It's not a pretty picture, but it's a true one, ad same-sex couples who've "been there" are sure to be thankful for Vita and Virgina as much as the Bloomsbury adepts who'll be certain to flock to it.
January 18, 2020
Vita & Virginia just can't overcome its faults and succumbs to being another well-made period piece that misses its mark.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 16, 2020
Never mind the class struggle, mental illness, or heteronormativity at every corner: Chanya Button's film can't figure out which way to look.
December 2, 2019
For those who remember The Hours or Sally Potter's Orlando, this is a terrific companion piece.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 20, 2019
Maybe dramatizing their correspondence would have worked if it had been paired with convincing dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 25, 2019
It's an insufferable venture that completely misses the mark, despite the strong material at its foundation that begs to be explored.
October 17, 2019
For many the film will ultimately succeed or fall on Elizabeth Debicki's depiction of Woolf as a wanly frail creature, forever on the verge of falling apart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 19, 2019
The film finds greater depth and dimension in its side romances than in the one placed front-and-center.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 17, 2019
Lovely to look at, and the content is interesting from both historical and literary perspectives. But, the relationship at its center is never quite as all-consuming as it should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
September 11, 2019
An especially simple-minded, pandering piece of art-house entertainment.
September 10, 2019
This peek into a famous love story makes the audience a participant in the affair, inspiring questions of perspective and truth in love and art, where the only truth worth anything is one deeply felt.
September 10, 2019
Arterton and Debicki give outstanding performances, and their onscreen chemistry is palpable, which makes up for everything else this movie lacks.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 6, 2019
The decorous chat, evocative period décor and killer costumes do scratch a Downton Abbey itch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 6, 2019
It's never a good sign for your rulebreaking romance when the occasional bits of dialogue between wayward wives and their sad husbands is more human, more feeling, and more emotionally intelligible than that between the lesbian lovers.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 6, 2019
Vita & Virginia... too often fails to break its period-piece shackles.
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