"...Smooth-flowing direction, a shrewdly pruned script and a top flight ensemble cast..."
Sight and Sound - 05/??/1999
"...The actors are superbly accoutered.....Rupert Everett performs an immaculate turn..."
Rolling Stone -
"...Vibrant acting....Driver is flighty fun in her scenes with Everett..."
Entertainment Weekly - 01/21/2000
"...Everett effortlessly steals the show....As fresh as Wilde's delicious epigrams..." -- Rating: A-
New York Times - 06/18/1999
"...Likable, handsome....Life at the top has rarely looked or sounded more fabulously elegant..."
Box Office - 07/01/1999
"...At once funny and romantic, heart-breaking and gloriously nerve-wracking....First-rate..." -- 5 out of 5 stars
USA Today - 06/18/1999
"...Everett does indeed cut quite a figure in his well-appointed costumes. He's perfectly at ease..."
Los Angeles Times - 06/18/1999
...Exhilarating and elegant....Vital and buoyant, AN IDEAL HUSBAND continues in an impressive manner the resurgence of interest in Wilde..."
Sir Robert Chiltern (Northam) is a successful Government minister with a loving wife. He is threatened when a lady (Moore) appears with damning evidence of a past misdeed. Sir Robert turns for help to his friend Lord Goring (Everett), an apparently idle philanderer, who takes matters in hand in this wicked yet touching comedy, based on the play by Oscar Wilde.