Reviewed byVincent CanbyVote: 5/5/10
Here's a film for adults. It's also about time to recognize that Mr. Ivory is one of our finest directors, something that critics tend to overlook because most of his films have been literary adaptations.
Reviewed byPeter TraversVote: 4.5/5/10
What do you call filmmakers who make literary entertainment box office in the age of Beavis and Butt-bead? Try miracle workers.
Reviewed byVote: /10
Who else but Merchant Ivory to give the big-screen treatment to Ishiguro's Booker Prize-winning novel about class, fascism and the stiff upper lip?
A rule bound head butler's world of manners and decorum in the household he maintains is tested by the arrival of a housekeeper who falls in love with him in post-WWI Britain. The possibility of romance and his master's cultivation of ties with the Nazi cause challenge his carefully maintained veneer of servitude.