Movieline's Hollywood Life - 09/??/1998
"...Swain's performance as Lolita is the main reason to see this movie. She comes amazingly close to the nymphet described by Nabokov..."
Rolling Stone - 09/03/1998
"...Irons give a performance of sustained wit and cogent remorse..."
Sight and Sound - 05/01/1998
"...LOLITA is a comic romp, an amusing escapade..."
USA Today - 10/15/1999
"...Here's FACE OFF's Dominique Swain triumphing with critically overlooked perfection in the difficult role as this century's most famous nymphet..."
Adrian Lyne (FATAL ATTRACTION) tries his hand at a more faithful adaptation of Nabokov's novel than Kubrick was allowed to attempt in 1962. In the process, Jeremy Irons gives an amazing, tortured performance as Humbert Humbert, the professor who can not control his physical desires for 12-year-old Dolores Haze (Dominique Swain). Swain also turns in an exceptional performance as the title character. Controversy surrounded the production to the point where it languished, completed, on the shelf, for almost two years looking for an American distributor. The film had a successful European run before making its American debut on the Showtime cable network, and finally, to a limited art-house run.
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