Critic Consensus: Though not highly original, Vitus is slightly redeemed by its charm and compelling performances.
Vitus is a boy who almost seems to be from another planet--he has hearing like a bat, he plays piano like a virtuoso and studies encyclopedias. No wonder his parents begin to anticipate a brilliant future for him. They want Vitus to become a pianist. However, the little genius prefers to play in his eccentric grandfather's workshop. He dreams of flying and of a normal childhood. Ultimately, with one dramatic leap, Vitus takes control of his own life.
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Critic Reviews for Vitus
Oh, yes. I loved the music, but it's almost impossible to go wrong with Bach and Schumann.
It's a simple, gentle tale that pulls its audience in almost imperceptibly; by its end, you just might be blinking away unexpected tears.
A good example of making the differences work for you. Deep down, this is a film about childhood dreams and the determination to make those dreams come true. With such a positive message, you can't help yodeling on your exit from the theater.
There are some likable elements to this unusual, erratic, ultimately frustrating film.
The more sentimentally inclined in the audience may even feel like applauding.
Audience Reviews for Vitus
Superb! Heartwarming, interesting, clever and fun! If there had been a six star rating, that's what I would have given Vitus. One of the most delightful movies I've ever seen, and oh, the music! This film runs the gamut of emotions, and ends with the best of them all.
This was a great story and the cast was wonderful. I loved the final performance; it was a great way to end the movie.
Fantastic movie, classy in every way. Ignore dumb comments from critics who can't stand anything that isn't violent, tragic, or contemptible in some way. Vitus is movie which has characters you actually like (what a concept!). No one is a felon, even.
|Vitus von Holzen:||Sometimes you have to cut the tree to save the fruit.|
|Grandfather:||If you can't decide, you'll have to part with things you like.|
|Vitus von Holzen:||I'd like to be someone else.|
|Grandfather:||Like who, for example?|
|Vitus von Holzen:||I don't know, whoever, just normal.|
|Grandfather:||As normal as me?|
|Vitus von Holzen:||No, more normal..|
|Isabel (earlier):||How long are you going to stay in your room?|
|Vitus Age 6:||Until I am an adult.|
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