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Behind the Candelabra Reviews

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Richard Knight
Windy City Times

As deeply entertaining and creative as it is socially enlightening.

Full Review Source: Windy City Times

June 27, 2014
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Douglas seems to be having fun playing such a flaming swishy character and hams it up.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B

February 11, 2014
Matt Glasby
Flicks.co.nz

Douglas made his name playing powerful, morally questionable men, and this is a clever addition to the canon.

Full Review Source: Flicks.co.nz | Original Score: 4/5

September 26, 2013
Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers

Michael Douglas transforms himself into the Las Vegas entertainer with style and, most of all, believability. Liberace was larger-than-life to say the least, and it would be easy to go the SNL route with a character by painting him with broad strokes.

Full Review Source: Movie Chambers | Original Score: A-

September 25, 2013
Noel Murray
The Dissolve

Soderbergh and LaGravenese go deep beneath this voyeuristic fascination with wealth, fame, and the secret lives of celebrities.

Full Review Source: The Dissolve | Original Score: 4/5

September 18, 2013
Glenn Dunks
Glenn Dunks

One of [Soderbergh's] strengths is in the way he subverts traditional narratives and finds interesting moments that other directors wouldn't think twice about.

Full Review Source: Glenn Dunks | Original Score: B

September 5, 2013

Crammed with garish decor, wild costumes and some unapologetically affected central performances, the final chapter in the life of flamboyant pianist Liberace gets a feisty, full-bodied treatment here.

Full Review Source: 3AW | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 20, 2013

With a lovely musical score by Marvin Hamlisch and Douglas and Damon perfectly comfortable with, you know, the gay thing, this is less surprising in its depiction of Liberace as a rampant queen than its authorised view of him as a complete bastard.

Full Review Source: Rip It Up | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 4, 2013
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane

Michael Douglas turns in a charming performance as Liberace.

Full Review Source: ABC Radio Brisbane | Original Score: B

July 29, 2013
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show

Behind the Candelabra is a fascinating peek into the secret life of an icon; the sad (reportedly) last hurrah of a cinematic maverick and proof that Douglas and Damon are fabulous.

Full Review Source: 2UE That Movie Show | Original Score: 4/5

July 26, 2013
CJ Johnson
ABC Radio (Australia)

The production design is terrific, revelling not just in period detail but in all of Liberace's excesses, and, typically, Soderbergh's camera and use of music are never anything other than top notch.

Full Review Source: ABC Radio (Australia) | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 25, 2013
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy

Soderbergh's masterstroke is how well he takes the audience on the journey of initially finding Liberace's world absurd and comedic, to ultimately feeling empathy for him.

Full Review Source: Cinema Autopsy | Original Score: 4.5/5

July 24, 2013
Cara Nash
FILMINK (Australia)

It's ultimately a story about the power imbalances in relationships, and the quietly devastating way that couples can build one another up, only to tear each other down.

Full Review Source: FILMINK (Australia)

July 23, 2013
Ed Gibbs
The Sun Herald

Its raison d'etre is a terrifically spirited performance from Hollywood's most heterosexual of Lotharios, Michael Douglas, aided and abetted by Damon and Lowe.

Full Review Source: The Sun Herald | Original Score: 8/10

July 21, 2013
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

The screenplay's ability to keep us engaged and involved that the opulence loses its lustre and the things that matter in life rise to the top

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

July 19, 2013
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

In the hands of a lesser filmmaker, this is a project that might have gone terribly wrong, but ranking high on the entertainment meter, it smacks of authenticity, has pizzazz, humour, poignancy and above all, heart

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

July 19, 2013
Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie

Fearless and fabulous

Full Review Source: The Popcorn Junkie | Original Score: 4/5

July 18, 2013
Amy Taubin
Film Comment Magazine

As fabulous as it should be and not a jot more or less.

Full Review Source: Film Comment Magazine

June 14, 2013
Rich Heldenfels
Akron Beacon Journal

Excellent performances by Douglas and Damon highlight this tale of love and need.

Full Review Source: Akron Beacon Journal | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 13, 2013
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix

It's the best skewering and celebration of celebrity I've seen in some time. Televisual origins be damned: this is one of the year's best movies.

Full Review Source: Quickflix | Original Score: 4.5/5

June 12, 2013
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