Venus

Venus

Venus

Maurice (Peter O’Toole) is an aging veteran actor, who becomes absolutely taken with Jessie – the grand-niece of his closest friend. When Maurice tries to soften the petulant and provincial young girl with the benefit of his wisdom and London culture, he is surprised to discover how very little he actually knows now as his own life is drawing to a close.

200795 minsUK
Drama

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Reviews & comments

5 stars for lighting

He's no longer the blue-eyed heart-throb we swooned over in Lawrence of Arabia but for sure he still has the charisma. Peter O'Toole plays Maurice, a doddery, sick old actor who is unexpectedly smitten by the apparently sluttish Jessie. It transpires that Maurice has always been 'one for the ladies', years before leaving his wife and 3 children under six,...

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

Genuinely funny, randy and moving by turns, breezily enjoyable throughout...

New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Zinger lines, wonderful performances and a profound emotional authenticity distinguish a film about the relationship between an old actor and a young woman.

4.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Told with wit, genuine poignancy and all kinds of humor, Venus charts the unlikely relationship between a man in his 70s and a young woman more than half a century his junior...

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A screen-acting showcase by a man whose best days, many thought, were behind him. There's life in the old dog yet...

4.0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

This stunning and gleefully honest film was the highlight of this years film festival for me...

5.0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

If you thought Venus would be O'Toole's swansong, he begs to differ with a long list of upcoming film work that would be the envy of an actor a third his age. If Venus is any indicator of his work to come, long may he reign...

4.0
BBC

BBC

press

Who could be better suited than Peter O'Toole to the role of an actor growing old disgracefully? After watching Venus, it's impossible to imagine another septuagenarian getting away with groping a teenager's breast, and moreover, inspiring sympathy when he gets a subsequent knee to the crotch. It's O'Toole's towering presence - even while doubled over - that elevates this otherwise wavering comedy drama...

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

Genuinely funny, randy and moving by turns, breezily enjoyable throughout...

New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Zinger lines, wonderful performances and a profound emotional authenticity distinguish a film about the relationship between an old actor and a young woman.

4.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Told with wit, genuine poignancy and all kinds of humor, Venus charts the unlikely relationship between a man in his 70s and a young woman more than half a century his junior...

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A screen-acting showcase by a man whose best days, many thought, were behind him. There's life in the old dog yet...

4.0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

This stunning and gleefully honest film was the highlight of this years film festival for me...

5.0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

If you thought Venus would be O'Toole's swansong, he begs to differ with a long list of upcoming film work that would be the envy of an actor a third his age. If Venus is any indicator of his work to come, long may he reign...

4.0
BBC

BBC

press

Who could be better suited than Peter O'Toole to the role of an actor growing old disgracefully? After watching Venus, it's impossible to imagine another septuagenarian getting away with groping a teenager's breast, and moreover, inspiring sympathy when he gets a subsequent knee to the crotch. It's O'Toole's towering presence - even while doubled over - that elevates this otherwise wavering comedy drama...

3.0

5 stars for lighting

He's no longer the blue-eyed heart-throb we swooned over in Lawrence of Arabia but for sure he still has the charisma. Peter O'Toole plays Maurice, a doddery, sick old actor who is unexpectedly smitten by the apparently sluttish Jessie. It transpires that Maurice has always been 'one for the ladies', years before leaving his wife and 3 children under...

3.0