Roger Moore’s critique of “Woman in Gold” in the Friday, April 10, issue of The Advocate was so off the mark, I felt obliged to write him about it.
My wife and I saw the movie; it was strictly 4 stars to say the least. All of the actors were outstanding, not to mention that Helen Mirren gave a performance which deserves an Oscar nomination for best actress.
Moore’s comment about her “trifling lines” just shows how little he appreciated the story of this woman.
She came from a privileged family in Vienna, had her world and family destroyed by evil incarnate and became the lovely, down-to-earth but genteel lady who could still bake strudel for the young lawyer she invited as a guest in her home to talk about the paintings stolen from her family.
For Moore not to recognize greatness in film does not say much about him as a critic.