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Top Critic Reviews
Fresh: It's a morality tale told through amorality and the pursuit of pleasures of the flesh
- Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile, Thursday, June 24, 2010
Fresh: Colin Firth is perfect as the devils advocate, as this adaptation of 19th century gothic taps into the modern zeitgeist.
- Colin Fraser, FILMINK (Australia), Thursday, June 24, 2010
A decent gothic tale, but could have done with a bit more action, or following the story as he travels the world over the years. Colin Firth steals the show here though, but overall could have been much better considering the run time.
- Deano78, Friday, November 2, 2012
Zomfug. This movie is like Kryptonite for people like me. It's absurd how much it turns me on. Dorian's toast to intoxication alone... Unh. I wish I were more articulate, but it's hard to type when you have to keep wiping drool off your chin. I'm trying very hard not to slide off my chair. Seriously, I get such pleasure from watching a cutie turn to the dark side. The Portrait of Dorian Gray was one of my favorite classical stories, and this movie brings it to spellbinding and decadent life. It moves it forward in time a little bit, which I found a little bit strange, but they really make it work. Colin Firth is great as Henry Wotton, the devil on Dorian's shoulder that introduces him to the concept and practise of hedonism. I think it's kind of funny how quickly Gray surpasses his Sith Lord and it makes Wotton a little uncomfortable, I think. It's delicious. And, uh, Ben Barnes? Rowr. His switch from wide-eyed and naive to predatory libertine is a little bit abrupt, but he really acheives Lestat-like levels of villainy that are just as much fun to watch. It's such a treat to watch him glory and profoundly relish his own sexual escapades and drug binges. The BDSM scenes alone are were worth the price I paid to buy this. Ben Barnes has a gorgeous O-Face. Oh, to live in a world of glib fobs who speak exclusively in bon mots. Beautiful beasts, cruel creatures, brilliant bastards and exquisite animals. Dammit, why am I not watching this right now? If ever you wonder where my mind goes when I space out and smile, this is pretty much it. My happy place.
- MidnightMadwoman, Thursday, June 30, 2011