Restoration 1995

Critics score:
69 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Susan Stark, Detroit News: Read more

Janet Maslin, New York Times: Since the robust 17th-century picaresque tale is not enjoying any current vogue, the success of "Restoration" can be considered a very pleasant surprise. Read more

Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times: The film is overcome by the rumbling workings of a creaky plot as the story grows more serious. Read more

Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly: Read more

James Greenberg, Hollywood Reporter: Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: Solid entertainment, especially in a season when Hollywood's releases are repeatedly causing grimaces. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: Restoration avoids the pitfalls of pious historical reconstructions and plunges right into the cauldron. Read more

Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle: The movie takes on a somber, fitful atmosphere of straining epic proportions. But it strays into an episodic bog that leaves it gasping for dramatic life. Read more

Geoff Andrew, Time Out: Engaging if uneven. Read more

Godfrey Cheshire, Variety: Read more

Rita Kempley, Washington Post: A garishly gilded, gloriously overstuffed costume drama. Read more