118 mins
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Romantic drama from Todd Haynes (Far from Heaven) starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, based on the 1952 novel by Patricia... More

Where to watch Carol

Carol is available to stream in the United Kingdom now... More on Amazon Video and Apple TV Store and Google TV and BFI Player Rentals and YouTube and Curzon and Microsoft. Carol is now playing in 91 cinemas in the United Kingdom.

Carol | Ratings & Reviews

"If something is described as “classy”, so the dictum goes, neither the object, nor the person describing it, actually is. Still, you’d be hard-pushed to talk about Todd (Far From Heaven) Haynes’ latest awards hopeful, based on a 1952 Patricia Highsmith novel (published pseudonymously because of its then-shocking content), without recourse to such a word. Perhaps sophisticated will have to do."

Flicks, Matt GlasbyFlicks

"Even high expectations don’t quite prepare you for the startling impact of Carol, an exquisitely drawn, deeply felt love story..."


"Every glance means something, no strain shows: it’s filmmaking as natural as breathing."

Total FilmTotal Film

"Gestures, looks and touches carry enormous weight, and Blanchett and Mara, both excellent, invite micropscopic readings of their every glance and movement."

Time OutTime Out

"Carol is gorgeous, gently groundbreaking, and might be the saddest thing you’ll ever see."

The TelegraphThe Telegraph

"At once ardent and analytical, cerebral and swooning... a study in human magnetism, in the physics and optics of eros. A symphony of angles and glances, of colors and shadows."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"It is a creamily sensuous, richly observed piece of work, handsomely detailed and furnished..."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"As its bravura filmmaking unfolds, those specifics fade and what remains are the feelings and emotions that all the best movie love stories create. And make no mistake, "Carol" belongs in that group."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"It is a classy entertainment with a delicious combination of psychological manipulation and latent liberation."


"Mara and Blanchett make for an unforgettable couple in a beautiful film about longing, loss and the confusion and wonder of love."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

Carol | Details

Award winner
Winner Best Actress (Mara) and Queer Palm winner at Cannes Film Festival 2015
15, infrequent strong sex
Country of origin