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Adrian Lyne

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About the Movie

Humber Humbert, a professor of French literature, travels to a small New England Town to take a teaching post, searching for lodging he visits the home of a single mother Charlotte and her 14 year old daughter Dolores (Lolita). Upon seeing Dolores Humbert is immediately smitten. Knowing his desire is forbidden though, he marries the clueless Charlotte in order to stay close to her daughter. An iconic adaptation of the Vladimir Nabokov Classic, starring Jeremy Irons and Dominique Swain, Lolita tells a disturbing tale of tortured and forbidden love.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 24
  • Fresh: 16
  • Rotten: 8
  • Average Rating: 6.9/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Shorn of Nabokov's language, as it must be, any film of Lolita, even one as adequately made as Lyne's, must seem somewhat gaunt. – Stanley Kauffmann, The New Republic, Jan 8, 2018

Fresh: How does Lyne's Lolita compare with Stanley Kubrick's, back in 1962? It's superior in balance. – John Leonard, New York Magazine/Vulture, Feb 1, 2018

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Customer Reviews


Great movie and theme ,everybody must seen


This is a must see for both Nabokov and Adrian Lynne fans. A more faithful adaptation than Kubrick's film!

a brilliant book finally becomes the movie it always should have been

I read the book my senior year of high school and never forgot it. I was a lolita in my younger years and I totally understand how such a situation could exist. It is a beautifully tragic love story, wonderfully written, perfectly acted. I am so glad it was finally made the way it always should have been. For the first time in my life I think a remake better than the original, simply because so much had to be left out of the original due to the constraints of the 1960's. I'm so glad they chose Jeremy Irons and Dominique Swain. They made the characters come to life. Great movie.

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