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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Matthew's rating of the film The Rainbow

    Embarrassing. Russell's formula: take a brilliant novel, dumb it down in every conceivable way, and hire a non-actress to play the lead.

  2. Lights in the Dusk's rating of the film The Rainbow

    No one really captures the pastoral tranquillity of the English countryside quite like Ken Russell. Even though this particular film lacks some of the exuberance and eccentricity of his more iconic films - like the related Women in Love - I still found it to be a mostly enjoyable and entertaining character study, with some extraordinary and unforgettable scenes.

  3. Richmond Hill's rating of the film The Rainbow

    Tepid Russell, lacking the flinty resonance of the earlier Women in Love. Pictorially pleasant, but with a script that reveal little other than thumping Lawrentian symbolism. A rather irritating lead performance doesn’t help.