The Remains of the Day

"Excellent"

The Remains of the Day Review


What a heartbreaker. Looking back on The Remains of the Day after seven years, I find I have a new appreciation for the film. What I once felt was a hollow look at servants in pre-WWII rural England, oblivious to the world around them, devoid of any real emotion, I now see in a different light. A closer look shows all the deep and heartfelt emotion just under the surface of Anthony Hopkins, underrewarded in one of the finest roles of his career. James Fox also shines as a Nazi semi-sympathetic aristocrat who "just wants peace," and Emma Thompson dazzles as the only real backbone in the bunch. Also look for good yet smallish turns from Christopher Reeve, Ben Chaplin, and Hugh Grant.


Facts and Figures

Run time: 134 mins

In Theaters: Friday 19th November 1993

Distributed by: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Production compaines: Columbia Pictures, Merchant Ivory Productions

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 4 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Fresh: 37 Rotten: 1

IMDB: 7.9 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Starring: as James Stevens, as Miss Kenton, as Lord Darlington, as Jack Lewis, as Reginald Cardinal, as William Stevens, as Charlie, Head Footman, as Auctioneer, as Landlady, as Mrs. Mortimer, the cook, as George, Second Footman, Abigail Hopkins as Housemaid (as Abigail Harrison), as Spencer, as Trimmer, as Dupont D'Ivry, as Sir Geoffrey Wren, as Thomas Benn, as Lizzie, Paul Copley as Harry Smith

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