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  1. spasmolytic's rating of the film Tess

  2. FISCHER's rating of the film Tess

    D'un splendide roman de Thomas Hardy, Polanski a fait une scrupuleuse adaptation qui a le mérite de la qualité et de l'esthétisme, folie et dépassement en moins...

  3. msmichel's rating of the film Tess

    Had the chance to see a re-mastered issue projected at TIFF lightbox representing my first viewing of the film since the eighties. Polanski offered a mostly faithful if subdued adaptation of the Hardy classic with the contributions of the artisans involved often overcoming the performers. Kinski makes a fine Tess evolving from timid peasant to firebrand over the 3 hour runtime. Winner of 3 Academy awards.

  4. Dalibor's rating of the film Tess

    Underrated movie adaptation of a Victorian novel, excelling, above all, in staggering photography and convincing 19th century mise-en-scene and screenplay. The rest is an outsider tale safely within the genre boundaries with just enough of authors own signature.

  5. Stian Gledje Bekkvik's rating of the film Tess

    I know about his dire background, but I still cannot imagine a grain of wheat between Polanski's fingers...

  6. Anca.'s rating of the film Tess

    Great cinematography and costumes with an accurate portrayal of misogynism in the Victorian Era. And of course, Nastassja.

  7. ceknklsn's rating of the film Tess

  8. EmiEmi's rating of the film Tess

    Pefection. Best photography, best decoration, best costume. You won't forget Nastassja Kinski. And for Joe Wright and is fans, i strongly recommend you all to see this movie…he's going to change your lives.

  9. RoRoRoro's rating of the film Tess

  10. Joe Hackman's rating of the film Tess

    Being beautiful and poor has its ups and downs.

  11. Joyce's rating of the film Tess

    too much sunshine and gold green light, I couldn't resist. an elegant rendering.

  12. Fabio Osvaldo Carta's rating of the film Tess

  13. Andrew Miller's rating of the film Tess

    When I finally read the novel, I was surprised to find how much more physical, visceral it was. Like Barry Lyndon, an airless adaptation-- not at all a criticism, though.

  14. Muraki's rating of the film Tess

  15. Cinema Omnivore's rating of the film Tess

    8/10, my review:

  16. ASHES IN THE HOURGLASS's rating of the film Tess

    I don't really know what to conclude. It has moments of affecting drama and is constantly beautiful (Nastassja Kinski is a screen goddess). However, the length seems unearned with sequences that evaporate in my memory and most male characters are just complete douches. Even other feminist films at least give their male characters SOME dimensions. Still, overall, it's worth watching.

  17. n/a's rating of the film Tess

    Polanski’s grotesqueries recede to subtleties and Kinski, with a storyline reliant on tiny narratorial incongruities: the contrast of the tranquility of the countryside alongside the inner turmoil of the characters; the profusion of crossing paths, roads, intersections, entrances, and exits; and at last beginning with the end credits, signifying from the outset some haunting irrevocabilities...

  18. Louisa Savignon's rating of the film Tess

  19. AdrianM.'s rating of the film Tess

    Victorian literature and its fixation on tragedy.just another reason for why Oscar Wilde was the best XD

  20. filmcapsule's rating of the film Tess

    Equal parts achingly romantic and deviously cruel. Anyone who doesn't see Polanski in this isn't looking hard enough.

  21. kokeshi's rating of the film Tess

    "Perché sei così attratta dall’infelicità?" Beautiful!

  22. El Biffo's rating of the film Tess

    3.8 stars. The music was so bad and unnecessary Otherwise beautiful. .

  23. Cid Medeiros's rating of the film Tess

    Extreme beauty gives shape for this epic english romance. The 19th century is alive in the clothing, countryside, prejudice and the old english superstitions. It was like putting a glass and going back in time. Hardy's prose must be quite something to Polanski did what he did here.

  24. Sabrina Crews's rating of the film Tess

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