As the last film from the legendary team of Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant, who died in May, The White Countess is a stirring tribute to Merchant, a true builder of dreams in an industry now sorely bereft of his unique spirit.
-Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
[Richardson's] complex performance as a woman balancing her dignity with her survival instincts is one of the year's very best.
-Jack Matthews, New York Daily News
The more I thought about it the more I appreciated the artistry and the intelligence behind this film.
-Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roper