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A Doll's House

G Released May 22, 1973 1h 35m Drama List
Reviews 44% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings
Torvald and Nora Helmer have been married for eight years and, on the surface at least, their marriage seems exceptionally happy; they have three children, a comfortable home and a healthy income. When Kristine Linde, an old school friend of Nora's, a widow, penniless but independent-minded, arrives in town and calls on Nora, she gradually discovers that all is not as tranquil and well-ordered as it seems. Read More Read Less

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Penelope Gilliatt New Yorker [Richardson gives] a beautiful performance, peculiar and piercing. So is Denholm Elliott’s -- a marvellous study in the savagery of a weakling -- and so is Claire Bloom’s own, which grasps the modern point of the play without pushing it home. Mar 4, 2024 Full Review Bernard Drew Gannett News Service [Claire Bloom] has taken a role out of the library, dusted it off, and made it into the most exciting performance by an actress currently to be seen. Jul 22, 2019 Full Review Christopher Hudson The Spectator The photography is superb (the Norwegian setting makes little difference to either play), and Losey's direction is marred only by an occasional over-insistence in the editing. Oct 23, 2015 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member As a person who is studying this play, I can safely say that this film follows the dialogue of Ibsen's controversial work very closely along with producing some fine acting performances especially from protagonist Nora played by Claire Bloom and her husbnd Torvald played by the wonderful Sir Anthony Hopkins. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member And today-138 years after the premiere of the play, many would argue precious little has changed. It's interesting that Ibsen claimed not to be taking a political stance, but simply observing society of the day. One wonders what such a clear reporter might say today. A good adaptation. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member A first-rate adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's classic tale of a woman trapped in a man's world. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member the most wonderful miracle.. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member I recently saw A Doll's House, directed by Patrick Garland, and I highly recommend it. This movie will leave you heart-broken and begging for more. A Doll's House has many excellent actors and actresses in it. Claire Bloom plays Nora Helmer, who is the main character. Claire does a fabulous job acting and playing a believable part. Her heart and passion truly went into her acting during this movie. Anthony Hopkins who plays Torvald, Nora's husband, also does a terrific job. He plays his role just as convincingly as Claire does. Anthony's passion for acting is apparent. A movie is only as good as its actors and A Doll's House certainly accomplishes this. Nora and Torvald are a loving married couple who always seem to get along. Although Torvald does seem to be a bit controlling, Nora doesn't seem to mind. In fact, she is happier than she has ever been, or so she says. Two unexpected visitors arrive at the Helmer home one night at Christmastime and Nora is faced with her past. These returning problems have left Nora desperate and seeking a way out. In addition to the fantastic actors, the supporting crew also did an great job in the filming of the movie. The lighting was spot on, the costumes were perfect, and the props and scenery only added to the movie. A Doll's House is a suspenseful movie that will bring you to tears and leave you on the edge of your seat. Overall, this is a great movie and I would highly recommend seeing it on date night or with your friends. This movie is a timeless classic and will never get old. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review yash b This makes the play seem like a masterpiece. I've had to see this movie for a few classes now and I can't help but feel that it's a very overdone and dull version of the play which actually encompassed some big ideas. I'd recommend skipping out on this movie and just reading the play instead. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Torvald and Nora Helmer have been married for eight years and, on the surface at least, their marriage seems exceptionally happy; they have three children, a comfortable home and a healthy income. When Kristine Linde, an old school friend of Nora's, a widow, penniless but independent-minded, arrives in town and calls on Nora, she gradually discovers that all is not as tranquil and well-ordered as it seems.
Director
Patrick Garland
Producer
Hillard Elkins
Screenwriter
Christopher Hampton
Distributor
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Production Co
Elkins Productions International Corporation, Freeward Films
Rating
G
Genre
Drama
Original Language
British English
Release Date (Theaters)
May 22, 1973, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Jul 26, 2020
Runtime
1h 35m