Pick a random title Miss Julie

2014 1.4/5 IMDb 5.6/10 (2.9k) PG-13 SuperHD 130 minutes

On a summer night in 1890 Ireland, the unsettled daughter of aristocrats coaxes her father's valet to seduce her, though he's engaged to their cook.

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Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Nora McMenamy Directed by Liv Ullmann

Dramas, International Dramas, Period Pieces, International Movies, Scandinavian Movies


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NYT Review: Class Warfare at the Most Intimate Level

Liv Ullmann’s version of Strindberg’s “Miss Julie” features Jessica Chastain and Colin Farrell as class-bound lovers repelled and attracted by each other in a battle of the sexes. — Stephen Holden Read the review

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Morton, one of the least artificial actresses in the world, charts her character's heartbreak without any of the self-pity normally assigned to ordinary women.

Joe McGovern, Entertainment Weekly, 2014-12-31


What Ullmann's done is create the ideal conditions for these three to do electrifying work with each other. She maintains control so they can lose it.

Wesley Morris, Grantland, 2014-12-11


An austere, pared-down take that does one thing extremely well: It allows actors Jessica Chastain, Samantha Morton and especially Colin Farrell to shine.

Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News, 2014-12-04


Much more convincing than Mike Figgis's 1999 screen adaptation, starring Saffron Burrows, it is a grueling slog through a hell of torment, cruelty and suffering.

Stephen Holden, New York Times, 2014-12-04


Chastain, who seems incapable of a bad performance, brings an Ophelia-like vulnerability to Miss Julie, the lonely and depressed daughter of a count.

Sara Stewart, New York Post, 2014-12-03


The film is visually bland, with only a couple of bookending outdoor sequences around a handful of interior sets.

Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail, 2015-03-12


It smoulders and smokes and generates some heat but it never really bursts into flame.

Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star, 2015-03-12


The heat that should saturate the film as betrayals mount and boundaries are broken flickers and dies many times over "Miss Julie's" languid two-plus hours.

Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times, 2014-12-04


It's a handsomely mounted, intentionally claustrophobic film; too claustrophobic over the long haul, with relentless close-ups that constrict the galvanic emotions on display.

Ty Burr, Boston Globe, 2014-12-04


"Miss Julie" is a strangely clinical movie experience. It's a story that makes an impression without leaving a mark.

Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post, 2014-12-04


"Their subordinate ranks as a woman and a lowborn servant, respectively, should inspire sympathy, but their self pity is so thorough and one-note that their distress is no more compelling or resonant than a pair of dogs noisily licking their wounds."

Inkoo Kang, TheWrap, 2014-12-04


Ullmann's way is the wrong way to do "Miss Julie," but this is the best version of this wrong way you're ever likely to find.

Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, 2014-12-04


Strenuously acted dramas make for strenuous viewing, and Liv Ullmann's rigorous adaptation of Strindberg's Miss Julie, which uproots the action to 19th-century Ireland, is no exception.

Abby Garnett, Village Voice, 2014-12-02


A ponderous, stately affair that lacks relevance and only acquires intermittent power.

David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter, 2014-09-08


Liv Ullmann's worshipful but static adaptation of the classic Strindberg play fails to work as a film, despite impressive perfs.

Dennis Harvey, Variety, 2014-09-07