Not only does Pinter use words like sequins to
glitter darkly on the surface and suggest depths beneath but he
devises two conversation pieces within a smart setting and a country
house that show him at his funniest.
The Servant is the best British film I have seen
Richard Roud, The Guardian
It is rare to find a film which is both elegant
and tough; corrosive yet compassionate; visually exciting and
yet meaningful; brilliant and profound. Rarer still is the film
which deals with moral problems on any but a superficial level.
And that is why The Servant is a masterpiece.
Alexander Walker, Evening
''Harold Pinter's film version of The Servant:
Adapting Robin Maugham's novel for the screen.' by Steven H.Gale
(Pinter Review 1990)