Fade to Black Reviews

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Anna Hart
Empire Magazine
March 7, 2008
A terrific idea is unfortunately wasted. The great cast is wasted too.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mark Samuels
BBC.com
March 7, 2008
Like Black Magic itself, alas, this is destined to be a forgotten curio of limited appeal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
March 7, 2008
All credit to writer-director Oliver Parker for trying to broaden his CV, but Danny Huston is a terrible bore as Welles, Paz Vega continues to be incomprehensible in English, and the murky mystery plot limps along unrewardingly.
Neil Smith
Film4
March 7, 2008
A retro pastiche that, like The Good German before it, will be of limited interest to all but the most ardent film buff.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Xan Brooks
Guardian
March 7, 2008
On paper this must have looked a neat idea: a wildly fictionalised account of a skid-row Orson Welles, up to his neck in political skulduggery while shooting a third-rate picture in post-war Italy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rob Daniel
Sky Movies
March 7, 2008
Fade to Black is as sleek and attractive as the chrome polished vintage cars Huston travels in, but never truly gets in gear.
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
March 7, 2008
For all its flaws, it's a movie-lover's movie, and clear evidence that Parker should push himself a bit more often.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
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