Better than its reputation suggest and does a few things better than the TV adaptation. It was always going to be a struggle to adapt such an internal novel to the screen, but I think Schlöndorff and Pinter do a pretty good job on the whole, especially eschewing the lazy voice-overs that the TV adaptation relies on. That being said, the film is at best "PRETTY GOOD". Richardson is very good, playing the character almost exclusively passively. But the film's greatest moment belongs to Dunaway, who after commanding Richardson to have sex with Aidan Quinn, watches herself on television singing 'Amazing Grace'. That's some high-level camp.