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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it, love it, love it!
I expected not to enjoy this film and was surprised to find that I love it. Having read the book first is usually a set up for a fall as the characters are not how you imagined them and it only serves to irritate. However, a fantastic cast ensures that this is not the case and my personal vote goes to Juliette Binoche who is wonderful.
It is one of these fims which...
Published on 10 Jan. 2005

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Flawed but redeemed
Whilst the picture quality isn't up there with the best blu-ray can offer (the re-mastered Gladiator or Taxi Driver), direct comparison with the UK PAL 2-disc dvd shows that this has always been a grainy/noisy film. It also reveals that the blu-ray has been nicely spruced up with none of the print flaws evident in the dvd presentation.

But if the visuals...
Published on 25 Oct. 2011 by Simon Basso


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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Product, 29 Dec. 2014
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As described, disk in great condition. Thank you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 9 Feb. 2015
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One of the best ever films . What time and again
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5.0 out of 5 stars what a movie, 17 Sept. 2014
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Fantastic film, fantastic amazon service
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5.0 out of 5 stars KST Rules!, 30 Sept. 2014
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Best film ever - Kristen is unbeatable!
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A highly unusual film I enjoyed but was left wondering, 30 Nov. 2011
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Director Anthony Minghella took the novel by Michael Ondaatje and wrote his screenplay; with stars like Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche Kristin Scott-Thomas, Colin Firth and Willem Dafoe, it was off to a great start.

Told in flashbacks by an unrecognisable Almásy (Fiennes) in a raspy, guttural breathlessness one suspects throughout might be his last as he is nursed by Binoche, it is a highly unusual story with characters it is difficult to like, during which one is constantly challenged, wondering with whom - if any - to empathize or sympathize.

It seamlessly lurches from episode to episode as the story of love, betrayal, and politics unfolds in all its seediness. In all its strangeness and other-worldiness, it sucks viewers in and overwhelms them with the vastness of the Sahara Desert and the depths of this shallow love-affair.

It won nine Oscars, another forty-one wins of various awards and thirty-eight nominations worldwide. In its strangeness, like Almásy, it will surprise.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars English Patient [DVD}, 21 Sept. 2012
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I don't know what all the fuss is about. This is just brilliant 5 Stars, the story is great, the actors are great and the locations are very good. There is nothing bad to say about the film.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars great movie - works only in region A (Americas), 10 Nov. 2010
That it worked only on region A and not mentioned in the listing details is my only gripe. And if you try to return it, you have to send it to the US! That was not mentioned either!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 18 Sept. 2014
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A must for every passionate lover!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 21 Jan. 2015
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Watch it time and time again.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The English Patient, 4 Sept. 2012
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Superb cast and great photography. A sad film but, in many ways, uplifting. Definitely a "3 hankie" experience, so be warned!
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