A visually fabulous movie from the Merchant Ivory collection. I was not sure of what to expect when I scheduled the movie but it was exceptionally well done. It tackled the taboo subject of gay love exceptionally well but made you realise how in pre-ww1 in Britain how it would certainly disgrace your reputation and career and family forever.
I actually only had one break during the movie and it was riveting and a very young Hugh Grant was not his normal foppish self. Had I not seen this movie I would never have thought he had enough strength of character to tackle anything so "heavy".
A few twists and turns and very well done.
A very good period movie tackling a difficult social issue of the time.
It is too easy to classify this great movie as a "gay" film. It's more than that, dealing with pre-World War 1 England and its class system. Editing could have been a bit tighter to reduce the length but it is, nevertheless, a really enjoyable movie giving us a look into another time, different values, and relationships which it would be hard to imagine these days. It's the kind of movie I would like to see again.
Great movie, didn't quite like Hugh Grant in it, but then again I never read the book so I'm not too sure how his character was meant to behave, a bit hesitant really. Anyway that's the only downside I have to this movie. Loved the acting and the story, it gives perspective on how life was in those days and what it meant to be gay and also what a meant to be a woman.
A period film of gay love when it was taboo. I loved it and also the ending, I love a gay romance with an unexpected twist.
it's like pride and prejudice for queers - and not in the good way.
Seemed slow to start and the accents a bit difficult to understand but once you developed an ear for them it drew you in and moved along quite nicely. Interesting to see the different personalities and how each dealt with their homosexuality and fear of retribution. well worth watching but very long
Solid cast and faith to the book are the main strengths of Maurice. A strong sense of near-menace behind the homophobia of early 20th century England. An early Hugh Grant is good, as is James Wilby in the title role.
I'd heard so much about this movie and I am glad I watched it, great acting and dialogue and great scenery in England early 1900;s
EM Foster would have been no doubt pleased with the adaptation of his novel.