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Metascore®Generally favorable reviewsbased on a weighted average of allcritic review scores.
Visually the film impresses, with Eduardo Serra's widescreen camerawork evocatively capturing the streets and interiors of London and a rain-swept Venice. Pacing is crisp, with little time wasted on inessentials. Dialogue is often caustically witty, and the relations clearly delineated.
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Wings of the Dove is richly appointed and beautifully mounted, with lush location shooting in Venice given the place of honor.
In The Wings of the Dove, there is a fascination in the way smart people try to figure one another out. The film is acted with great tenderness.
The Wings of the Dove is not a happy tale, but it is a vivid and unforgettable one, featuring multi- dimensional characters, beautiful cinematography, impressive set design, and accomplished acting.
Few films have explored the human face this searchingly and found such complex psychological topography. That's why The Wings of the Dove succeeds where virtually every other film translation of a James novel has stumbled.
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