The Happy Prince (2018)
Critic Consensus: A passion project for writer, director, and star Rupert Everett, The Happy Prince pays effective tribute to Oscar Wilde with a poignant look at his tragic final days.
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Critic Reviews for The Happy Prince
It's a passion project that never devolves into mere passion; a sober (if loving) look at an inebriated soul.
[Everett] delivers a towering and persuasive performance in a mostly sombre and sorrowful film and, as director, does a fine job of capturing the period detail.
"The Happy Prince" is a genuine passion project, a creative act existing completely in its own space and on its own terms.
"The Happy Prince" conveys the declining Wilde's pain, despair and self-pity, but also the writer's defiant banter.
Director-actor Rupert Everett tackles Oscar Wilde in his later years, and proves this was the role he was born to play. Get ready to marvel at an award-caliber performance.
Audience Reviews for The Happy Prince
Everett directs his debut feature with such a heavy hand, using a lot of expository dialogue and coming up with artificial scenes that make it seem like a lame soap opera. Besides, his Oscar Wilde is almost a caricature and his intentions get completely lost in their transition to the screen.
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