Elegy - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Elegy Reviews

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October 18, 2008
Penelope Cruz is outstanding in an otherwise lame male fantasy.
October 16, 2008
Its tone and style, unfortunately, have little to do with the novella it adapts.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 13, 2008
A seemingly forced ending, keep Elegy from being more than a character vehicle for one of our greatest actors and an opportunity for some creative dialogue on the pitfalls of romance.
October 1, 2008
Finally, a film for grown ups.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
September 20, 2008
I could never warm up to any of the characters.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 18, 2008
This is Kingsley's show from start to finish, as he wraps himself in Kepesh's mantle of singularity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 5, 2008
... another Hollywood-delivered message declaring the ultimate rightness of romantic love between a 65-year-old man and a woman who is decades younger.
September 5, 2008
Coixet's gentle hand and Kingsley's elegant voice give the movie a stately equilibrium.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 4, 2008
What helps the film stand out is the less than melodramatic approach of director Isabel Coixet and the complex performances of Kingsley and Cruz.
September 4, 2008
Elegy is a rare treat: a serious film that, thanks to Kingsley and the rest, doesn't seem to take itself too seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
September 4, 2008
You'd think screenwriter Nicholas Meyer would know better.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 2, 2008
As adult entertainment, there's nothing around that can touch it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
September 2, 2008
It's a dark, dark film, and not a fun night out at the movies by any means, but... the filmmakers have clearly done a good job with material from a major author whose work is difficult to adapt.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 30, 2008
Kingsley and Cruz both give performances that rank among the best of their recent careers...all by themselves making a terrifically flat movie seem marginally human.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
August 29, 2008
A moving character study and romance based on the novel The Dying Animal by Philip Roth.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 29, 2008
A remarkable example of the actor at his best -- conveying wounded hurt or burning hunger with a glance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 29, 2008
The spell cast by most films evaporates before you can fish out the car keys. Elegy, though, only grows in the memory -- more potent, more immediate, more disturbing.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 29, 2008
Every once in a while [Kingsley] will give the type of performance, like his superb lead turn in the drama Elegy, that reminds you of just how great he can be when he's properly motivated.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 29, 2008
A male-flattering romantic/tragic fantasy for mature intellectuals unable to identify with the young man's fantasies of Judd Apatow movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 28, 2008
The high-minded philosophical discussions feel like posturing, like the movie is trying a little too hard to earn that "prestige" title.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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