The English Patient Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 1643

Average Rating: 2.9/4

# of Ratings: 196

Theatrical Release Date: 11/15/1996

Language: English

Genre: Romance, War

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Anthony Minghella

Actors: Juliette Binoche, Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Kristin Scott Thomas, Colin Firth

Plot: Towards the end of WWII a burn victim is tended to by a nurse who learns of his romantic story as he tries to recover from a mysterious accident.

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Rating of
3/4

Indyfreak - wrote on 02/07/2021

The English Patient is a lengthy but rewarding epic that has the visual splendor of classic Hollywood romances. But its storytelling is more complex and the romance is decidedly more sensually explicit. Ralph Fiennes and Kristin Scott Thomas are excellent as the two lovers whose romance forms the heart of the narrative. Juliette Binoche is good and Naveen Andrews is pretty cool as a mine specialist. Fans of sweeping wartime romances will find much to appreciate here.

Rating of
2.5/4

Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 05/28/2019

"The English Patient" is another example that proves if you want to win Best Picture at the Oscars, make the longest, most boring melodrama the film gods will give you the strength to make.

Rating of
4/4

mitchellyoung - wrote on 02/02/2012

An epic retelling of a love story that rivals Casablanca and Dr. Zhivago in scale, told in lush cinematography and rich historical setting. It may feel long to some (and it is!), but the characters and vulnerability of the scenes are touching and engrossing.

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KingInTheNorth
KingInTheNorth
Producer

Rating of
3/4

Just lovely

KingInTheNorth - wrote on 06/26/2013

I am no fan of romance, but my mom forced me to see this movie and I was not disappointed.

The movie is about an explorer (Ralph Fiennes) who crashes with his plane, shot by nazis, and recovers in Italy while under the help of a young nurse (Juilette Binoche) who has lost her best friend and moves into an unused castle where she takes care of the explorer. There he tells her his story...

The movie was awarded with NINE academy awards. Including "Best Picture" and "Best Director", which I find fair. This movie is directed sooo lovely and beautiful. The directors name is Anthony Minghella who also directed "The talented Mr. Ripley", which was a great movie. Unfortunately, mr. Minghella is dead now.
The cinematography is also beautiful. So is the art direction and the score. …

Delorted
Delorted
Producer

Rating of
3.5/4

Review - The English Patient (1996)

Delorted - wrote on 11/17/2007

After Count Laszlo de Almásy (Ralph Fiennes) was severely burned in a plane crash, Hana (Juliette Binoche) came to his side to nurse him. He recalls how his fate came to be in the Best Picture winning film, "The English Patient."

Both Binoche and Naveen Andrews (as Kip) give excellent performances, and Fiennes and Kristin Scott Thomas (as Katharine Clifton) create a marvelous connection as victims of love. All of the acting in this film is wonderful really.

The make-up done for Almásy's burns is absolutely fantastic. The wounds seem real enough to feel true pain for him. There are many great visuals in the film as well. Lots of beautiful sand dunes and skies.

I feel like I'm not really doing this film justice, as it really is better than I'm letting on. I think its given score …

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