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Metascore®Generally favorable reviewsbased on a weighted average of allcritic review scores.
The novel is a sharp, Dickensian comedy; the film is just plain dull.
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Succeeds as light entertainment -- even if at the cost of the material's greater potential.
A wry, affectionate delight, a human comedy about a man who thinks he has had greatness thrust upon him when in fact he has merely thrust himself in the general direction of greatness.
A warm-hearted gem of a film based on the V.S. Naipaul novel of the same name.
A subtle, humorous, illuminating study of politics, power and social mobility.
The result is an eccentric, amusing fable that moves at an unhurried island pace, a picturesque tale that Merchant seems to have invested with an almost personal sense of spirit.
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