Shadowlands (1993)

Shadowlands (1993)

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Anthony Hopkins plays world-renowned writer and professor C.S. Lewis in this 1993 biographical romance from Richard Attenborough. Co-stars Debra Winder in an Academy Award-nominated performance as spirited poet Joy Gresham.

1993Rating: PG131 minsUKSavoy Pictures, Shadowlands Productions, Price Entertainment, Spelling Films International
DramaTrue Story & BiographyRomance

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Shadowlands (1993) | Reviews

97%30 reviews

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Shadowlands... is intelligent, moving and beautifully acted.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A gratifyingly soapy love story, handsomely told.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A moving adaptation, well directed with Winger and Hopkins playing at their very best.

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Time Out

Time Out

It's... a shame that, given the emphasis on the primacy of emotional experience, it feels like such a self-contained, studious exercise.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

The film’s biggest success is that it delineates Jack’s odyssey with care and precision, perhaps too much precision.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Shadowlands is illuminated from beginning to end by Hopkins. This may be the best thing he's ever done.

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Independent

Independent

The film is especially uneasy on the subject of sex: the nuts and bolts of that would dispel its romantic haze.

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Variety

Variety

Attenborough opts for modest, unobtrusive direction that serves the material and actors.

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TV Guide

TV Guide

Shadowlands earns the (tearjerker) label honestly and may well help rehabilitate the genre by demonstrating its possibilities.

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Shadowlands (1993) | Release Details

Shadowlands (1993) is available to stream in New Zealand now on TVNZ+.