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The Wife

The Wife

The Wife

Score: 8.12 / 10

Release Date: September 21, 2018
Director: Björn Runge
Producer: Claudia Bluemhuber, Meta Louise Foldager, Peter Gustafsson, Piers Tempest, Rosalie Swedlin
Studio: Mongrel Media
Starring: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, Max Irons, Harry Lloyd
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 100 minutes

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The Wife movie reviews

  • 8

    The Wife

    Tuesday, February 26, 2019 7:43:56 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    Very well acted idea, but it gets too predictable past a certain point. If nothing, just watching Glenn Close and Jonathan Price is worth the time it takes to watch.

  • 10

    The Wife

    Sunday, February 17, 2019 9:13:53 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    Quiet and powerful film about the marriage of a Nobel Prize winner and his wife, Glen Close. She should win the Oscar for this subtle and exquisite performance. I suspect there will be women who will look at their own marriages after seeing this film. Beautifully filmed, great script and fine actor. Highly recommend it.

  • 10

    The Wife

    Wednesday, February 6, 2019 9:38:42 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    Powerful and gripping. Early part of movie is slow and deliberate until it builds to a ferocious heart stopping climax. Not hard to understand all the accolades that Close has received. Pryce and all the performers are terrific. Fine script and wonderful direction. You have to give it time to unfold but if you do you won’t be disappointed. One of the best of the year.

  • 8

    The Wife

    Saturday, December 15, 2018 10:26:43 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    his is a terrific movie and captures the nuance of a complex relationship. Relationships generally tend to be complex. Both Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce are fabulous in the lead roles. I have two big problems with the movie. 1) Glenn Close is too damn old, and LOOKS too damn old to match the storyline. Her character, Joan was a student who fell for her married professor (Pryce). He's gotta be at a minimum of 5 years older than her, but it looks like the opposite. When the Christian Slater character was flirting with her, it was creepy. She's 71, FFS!!! Can't tell you about 2) without giving away too much, but the basic premise of the film is implausible. Very much so. Still...…………………………………….81/100

  • 9

    The Wife

    Saturday, October 20, 2018 8:50:52 PM | (age group: 2-17) | M

    AS said by someone "is not a film for people with limited attention spans or the uneducated", had someone sitting behind be who was eating a large popcorn "out loud" ruffling the bag while doing it. I should have gone ask for a movie refund. But all in all an excellent movie, love Glenn Close.

  • 8

    The Wife

    Thursday, October 18, 2018 4:40:35 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    Finally a grown up movie, no violence, slashing, blood or gore, just people, relationships and acting. There was excessive language, which was 't necessary, all in all, good drama.

  • 8

    The Wife

    Wednesday, October 10, 2018 6:10:19 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    Very good movie with an all too common theme of women making moves while pushing men forward for all the acknowledgment of said moves.

  • 10

    The Wife

    Tuesday, October 9, 2018 12:27:26 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    The Wife is an excellent story about a wife who" was a silent kingmaker". The story started in the 50's when her disorganized college professor husband needed her badly. Unfortunately, some issues still ring true in these modern times. Glen Close is superb!

  • 9

    The Wife

    Friday, October 5, 2018 1:02:39 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    The story was riveting.

  • 7

    The Wife

    Thursday, October 4, 2018 7:33:02 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    I really enjoyed this film. Such a treat to watch good acting. Glenn Close deserves an Oscar nomination.