(381)7.72 h 20 min1987R
Set against the stifling conformity of pre-World War I English society, E.M. Forster's Maurice is a story of coming to terms with one's sexuality and identity in the face of disapproval and misunderstanding.
James Ivory
Hugh GrantRupert GravesBen Kingsley
English [CC]
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James Wilby
Paul BradleyIsmail Merchant
Merchant Ivory Productions
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4.6 out of 5 stars

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DeniseReviewed in the United States on June 4, 2020
5.0 out of 5 starsA Wonderful Film
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I have been a fan of this film for over 20 years. The confusion and pain that both Maurice AND Clive experience due to their true love, desire and need for each other, but can never fully show towards one another is so heartbreaking. How Clive tried to keep Maurice in his life, while also marrying Anne showed how desperate he was in needing to keep up appearances. Yet, if Clive hadn't done that, Maurice would have never met Alec Scudder. A man, who was able to say "Damn Everyone Else", because he wasn't going to allow anyone else from keeping him happy and being with Maurice. It's one of the first HEA films that featured two gay male characters, that was initially released back in 1987. Amazing!!
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Eric M BrownReviewed in the United States on April 26, 2020
5.0 out of 5 starsI will never be able to put into words how much I love this movie
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I've watched this five times in the past week. Just watch it. Like right now. It broke my heart and left me wanting more yet still leaving me so satisfied with the end. Boo seriously, just watch it.
5 people found this helpful
Sonoma's DaveyReviewed in the United States on February 3, 2021
5.0 out of 5 starsLGBTQ themed coming of age film
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From several decades ago, this film ages well. Very high production values broaden the appeal of this coming of age tale set in the UK as private schoolmates discover their sexuality. The locations are beautiful and effective, and the romance is often understated and mellow, never overly dramatic. The drama unfolds at a deliberate pace, allowing you to savor the action. A beautiful film with a fine cast, highly recommended.
Vanessa FedelinReviewed in the United States on May 5, 2020
5.0 out of 5 starswow
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this is so good. its full of heartbreak but also love. it shows the horrors of being gay in an unapproving society but also the happiness. love it. 10/10.
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Louis PeccerilloReviewed in the United States on April 13, 2020
3.0 out of 5 starsWas ok
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Vintage British, enough said.
AnyaReviewed in the United States on August 13, 2020
5.0 out of 5 starswatch this asap, best movie ever.
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absolutely the best movie i have ever seen. the way these actors portray what so many men went through back then - i can’t even describe how incredible this movie is.
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RandyReviewed in the United States on May 11, 2020
5.0 out of 5 starsbeautiful!
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A stunningly beautiful movie as are all Ivory Merchant films.
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ZKReviewed in the United States on October 29, 2020
5.0 out of 5 starsA Beautiful Film
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An underrated film. Truly beautiful in every way. Highly recommended.
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