As a biopic, it simply fails, but as a means of contemplating aspects of English history and the enigma of Purcell, this film has some intriguing moments intertwined with some glorious performances of the music of Purcell.
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"One tends to watch this film open-mouthed in wonder at the forceful dialogue, the colorful imagery, and the sheer emotional punch of its women.