Helen Mirren (Prime Suspect) stars in a murder-mystery set in the murky underworld of the illegal art trade. Maggie Sheridan (Mirren) is a faded blues singer who has lived quietly on the estate of her friend, Sir Charles Stafford, for ten years. Her peaceful life is shattered--and she becomes a sleuth--when Sir Charles is brutally murdered and a 17th-century painting is stolen. Seen on Masterpiece Theatre. "Deliciously complex"-- Chicago Tribune. SDH subtitles; 198 min. on 1 DVD.
"Brilliant...the dramatic TV event of the year"--The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Engaging...smart...deliciously complex"--The Chicago Tribune
"Mirren is a compelling presence"--Variety
"An unusually complex mystery that takes its time revealing its many layers. While at least a couple of plot points won't surprise any avid armchair sleuth, the real fun of this enterprise is watching Mirren tear into two roles with that elegant ferocity that only she can muster."--DVD Talk
"It's good complicated fun, and Mirren is addictively watchable."--Film.com
"A top-notch mystery"--Blogcritics Magazine
"The journey is a fascinating one that will surely keep you guessing right up until the program's final scene"--DVD Corner
"She's never less than riveting"--San Francisco Chronicle
"Anyone looking for a gritty, superbly acted whodunit will find a gem in Painted Lady."--Movie City News
"Mirren dominates with her sharp intelligence and ability to assume character effortlessly."--Shepherd Express Entertainment Newspaper
"It's timeless, a true masterpiece of a mystery"--San Antonio Express News
"Superb. The movie takes wonderful twists and turns and keeps you captivated the whole time"--Blogcritics Magazine
"Helen Mirren sparkles"--San Jose Mercury News
"Complex, intriguing and highly entertaining"--MemorableTV.com
Biography of Helen Mirren
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