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The Golden Bowl (2000)



Critic Consensus: Coming from the Merchant-Ivory team, The Golden Bowl is visually stunning, but the filmmakers have difficulty in transporting the characterizations of the Henry James novel to the screen.

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Set in the opulent social scene of England and Italy between 1903 and 1909, the story of two marriages dangerously intertwined in a web of secrets and lies. Adam Verner, an American billionaire art collector, and his sheltered daughter Maggie marry, only to discover that their respective spouses--the beautiful American expatriate Charlotte Stant and the illustrious but bankrupt Italian aristocrat Prince Amerigo-are romantically entangled with one another.

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Uma Thurman
as Charlotte Stant
Kate Beckinsale
as Maggie Verver
Jeremy Northam
as Prince Amerigo
Nick Nolte
as Adam Verver
Anjelica Huston
as Fanny Assingham
James Fox
as Col. Bob Assingham
Madeleine Potter
as Lady Castledean
Nicholas Day
as Lord Castledean
Peter Eyre
as Jarvis, Shopkeeper
Daniel Byam Shaw
as Principino at Five
Francesco Giuffrida
as Duke's Younger Son
Rossano Rubicondi
as Duke's Older Son
Billy Monger
as Principino
Pauline Rainer
as Nursemaid
Susan Gutfreund
as Vivacious Guest
Arturo Venegas
as Italian Ambassador
Raymond Green
as Photographer
Neville Phillips
as Man Talking to Castledean
Paul Bradley
as Executioner
Lucy Freeman
as Lucy Moncreif
Phillip Tabor
as William Davenport
Catherine Aldrich
as Guest at Fawns
Isabel de Pelet
as Guest at Fawns
Richard MacRory
as Guest at Fawns
Antonia Franceschi
as First Queen
William Dignon
as Little Prince
Ray Souza
as Dancer
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Critic Reviews for The Golden Bowl

All Critics (86) | Top Critics (29)

'Golden Bowl' Cracked: Merchant/Ivory's Misstep with Henry James

August 8, 2017 | Full Review…

It suffers mightily from its deliberate pacing, pale characterizations, obvious plot and some woeful miscasting.

June 11, 2001 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

coiled, nuanced, resonant tale.

May 25, 2001 | Rating: 3/4

In this movie, all displays of passion feel like gaudy pantomime.

May 18, 2001

It is beautifully, dramatically and grandly long, tedious, boring and slow.

May 18, 2001 | Full Review…

Makes the viewer wish that Ivory had cast a more accomplished actress -- Kate Winslet, perhaps, or Cate Blanchett -- who could give dimension to the character and indicate subtext in a way that Thurman can't.

May 18, 2001 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Golden Bowl

A disappointing movie to say the least, with such an all-star cast. Nick Nolte was at his good point here, but still could only do the best he could for the scripted role he played. Uma Thurman a beautiful women even in this movie, Anjelica Houston, I could go on and on, as you see a star studded cast, and a wash out of a movie, the version I watch seemed like it was at one time supposed to be a mini Series that was cut up to make a movie. Put out by BBC Films, one of the few disappointments that they have put out. I can only manage to give it 2 stars.

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

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I didn't like this movie the first time, I've watched it couple more times and it has grown on me.

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