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A young Englishman plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.
Drama Mystery Romantic - This is a dark, period romantic mystery thriller based
on the classic novel of the same name. While Rachel
Weisz, who plays the title character, does have a
prominent role, the true lead is Sam Claflin.
Language, sexual content, and general adult subject
matter makes the film for adult audiences.
PROFANITY: 1 F-word; 2 S-words; very few others. SEX/NUDITY: Brief sex and brief unrelated nudity. VIOLENCE: Grabs, falls, a horse shooting. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Tobacco and frequent alcohol. ACTION: None. COMEDY: None.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good With impeccable period detail, strong character development, superior acting, and a surprisingly fast pace, this film represents welcome counterprogramming to the typical loud and vacuous summertime multiplex fare.
Roger EbertFull Review Poor Plot threads are inexplicably left to hang, only to be picked up at a later point when the viewer has pretty much been obliged to move past them. Focus tricks in individual shots, and unwarranted camera movements meant to create a sense of unease merely elicit the response "what's THAT about?”
Slant MagazineFull Review Above Average My Cousin Rachel leaves Rachel's motives, desires, and integrity (or lack thereof) ambiguous through to the end. My Cousin Rachel, though, is ultimately limited by its own narrative coyness.
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