"It would be all too precious to watch except for the brilliant performances, which make it too
wonderful not to watch."
Stephen Hunter WASHINGTON POST
"Ms. Kidman, in a performance of astounding bravery, evokes the savage inner war waged by a
brilliant mind against a system of faulty wiring that transmits a searing, crazy static into
Stephen Holden, NEW YORK TIMES
"Blessed with exquisite performances and seamless cross-cutting between historical time periods,
Stephen Daldry's superbly crafted chronicle examines depression, disaster and death."
Susan Granger SUSANGRANGER.COM
"Considerable intelligence and strategic finesse have been brought to bear on this handsomely mounted adaptation of Michael Cunningham's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel."
Todd McCarthy VARIETY
"Hare's crisp screenplay adroitly ... keeps faith with Cunningham's meditative prose while adding enough unobtrusive exposition to externalize the characters' emotional lives."
Ella Taylor LA WEEKLY
"Mr Daldry and Mr Hare have succeeded in preserving and even enhancing both the episodic structure and the spiritual essence of the Pulitzer Prize winning Cunningham novel."
Andrew Sarris NEW YORK OBSERVER
"Rarely does such high-profile talent serve such literate material."
Mark Caro CHICAGO TRIBUNE
"For a movie audience, The Hours doesn't connect in a neat way, but introduces characters who illuminate mysteries of sex, duty and love."
Roger Ebert CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
"A fascinating and ultimately successful stunt in its cross-cutting among the decades."
Kirk Honeycutt HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
"You don't just love the movie for its structure but for the haunted people in it, making each other miserable, but forcing each other to face who they are."
Desson Howe WASHINGTON POST
"Like the best literature, it stays with you long after its conclusion."
Claudia Puig USA TODAY
"The three leads offer typically strong performances, but the supporting cast ... is stellar."
Darrin Keene FILM THREAT
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