117 mins
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Oscar-winner Kate Winslet and four-time Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan star in this forbidden romance drama from award-winning writer-director Francis Lee (God's... More

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Ammonite | Ratings & Reviews

"The attraction between the women, though, never quite sells. There’s an alluring stillness to Winslet’s Mary where Ronan’s Charlotte wavers, frail and unmoored, and it makes sense that the union of these two presences would seduce. Yet in comparison to other recent sapphic period dramas such as Portrait of a Lady on Fire and The Favourite, there is a distinct lack of spark between Ammonite’s leads."


"Lee offers a traditional, sepia-tinted view of the past..."

Sydney Morning HeraldSydney Morning Herald

"Even in their most intimate scene, Mary and Charlotte and their love remain at a remove."


"Ultimately more symbolic than satisfying, the project leaves one grateful that two stars of this caliber would take on such a story, while wishing their efforts had left us with a more resonant artifact."


"Ammonite is Winslet’s movie to shoulder, and she carries it as far as she can."


"Ammonite is too pallid to really get your blood flowing."

A.V. ClubA.V. Club

"It is a love story that is also a fascinating artefact: quixotic, romantic, erotic."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"From the beginning of Ammonite, writer/director Francis Lee trusts his lead performer to convey an incredible amount without dialogue. And that trust pays off in one of the best performances of Kate Winslet’s career."

"This is the work of a mature filmmaker in full command of his voice, yielding remarkable performances, chief among them a complex character study of stoicism and desire from Kate Winslet that might be the best work of her career."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"There's an austerity to the film — long shots of stone and candlelight, clipped dialogue — that can feel rigorous, almost grim. But Lee (God's Own Country) is only building a richer kind of mood, and priming the canvas for his actresses, who reward that faith with remarkable performances."

Entertainment WeeklyEntertainment Weekly

"One of Lee’s brilliant choices is to refuse to put a soppy romantic gloss on the affair. He suggests instead that passion can blind lovers to a true understanding of each other as easily as it can open their eyes."


"One of the finest films of the year: a shiveringly passionate period piece."

The TelegraphThe Telegraph

Ammonite | Details

MA15+, Sex scenes & nudity
Drama, Romance
Country of origin
UK, Australia, USA

Ammonite | Trailers