Main content | Search | Section navigation menu | Site-wide navigation menu

Main menu


Aro Recommended Iris


UK 2001, 87 minutes
Dir. Richard Eyre
Rating: [M]
Genres: Drama / Arts & Artists

Topics: Biopic, Period 1950s, Period 1960s, Period 1970s, Period 1980s, Mental Health.


Aroview: Moving biopic of British novelist Iris Murdoch and her journey from literary genius to the mental wilderness of Alzheimers, that unquestionably rests on three great performances, though is perhaps too unambitious to be great in itself.

Kate Winslet, chameleon-like, conveys the writer’s entry into fame and love, with Judi Dench brilliantly carrying the role into her later decline – both are excellent, though it was Jim Broadbent who got the Oscar gong as Best Supporting Actor, playing Murdoch’s husband, upon whose memoirs the script was based.

Member Reviews

Average rating 4 stars. (Very Good) (Very Good). Showing 1-2 of 2 member reviews.

Have your say  Reviewing Films

DVD Features

  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired

Close Relatives

Iris cover
DVD (R4) $6 Rent

Prices in $NZD (incl. GST)

Your basket is empty