Penélope Cruz, Ben Kingsley, Patricia Clarkson, Dennis Hopper, Peter Sarsgaard
|Screenplay||Nicholas Meyer, from a novel by Philip Roth|
|Editing||Amy E. Duddleston|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, DTS|
|SA distributor||Nu Metro|
|Produced by||Lakeshore Entertainment|
What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert The movie is not great. I'm not sure why. Maybe the payoff plays too much like a payoff. Consuela asks David to do something I think we might be better off hearing about, instead of seeing. I'm not sure. The movie is obviously going for a big emotional charge at the end and might have been more effective with a quieter one. But you decide.
James Berardinelli This is an offering for mature viewers thrown out amidst a sea of summer flotsam. The title, Elegy, is perfect for the material. There is much tragedy and truth in what the makers of this movie have brought to the screen.
Tomatometer Intelligent, adult and provocative Philip Roth adaptation, with classy performances. Never quite the sum of its parts though.
What the People say
2950 Netizens Erotic, touching and beautiful
Average .. 69%