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The Merry Gentleman Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    55

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 30

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Ms. Macdonald works modest wonders within these constraints -- she's a lovely actress, and a skilled one -- but too much is asked of her; Kate's innocence finally wilts beneath the camera's fixed gaze.

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  • 33

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    This Debbie Downer of a drama is a bitter slog.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Phillips

    It's a very small film, undermined by a puttering rhythm and Pinter-worthy pauses in the second half and a resolution neither satisfyingly oblique nor conventionally pleasing.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    It has been argued that for characters to be three-dimensional, they must have a past, a present, and a future, not to mention an arc. The Merry Gentleman offers a counter-argument for those who would dispute this.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Original, absorbing and curiously moving.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    An edgy entertainment, the movie also remarkably has the feel-good warmth of an old-time Irish film.

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