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Behind the Candelabra Reviews

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Sara Smith
Kansas City Star

Behind the Candelabra isn't a smear job, but it's not a revelation, either.

Full Review Source: Kansas City Star

May 24, 2013
Ellen Gray
Philadelphia Daily News

Candelabra shines a light on things that might have occurred, but it never quite illuminates them.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Daily News

May 24, 2013
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies

While everything looks splendid, the film engages less the longer it goes on. True story or no, the final act treads very familiar territory.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 3/5

June 6, 2013
Hank Stuever
Washington Post
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The story as told is just too depressing, too empty and, most of all, too dead and gone.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

May 24, 2013
Mary McNamara
Los Angeles Times
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Soderbergh is clearly captivated, as are we all, by the rot underlying the glitz, but even with Douglas' nuanced performance, the film simplifies too many things.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

May 24, 2013
Patrick Courtney
Austin Chronicle

Even though the film's tagline is "Too much of a good thing is wonderful," for Soderbergh, it winds up being just pretty good.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle

May 24, 2013
Lori Rackl
Chicago Sun-Times
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Half the fun of Behind the Candelabra is watching these two Hollywood heavyweights deftly tackle roles that could have been career-enders not that long ago.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 22, 2013
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

Soderbergh takes something as hoary as a celebrity biopic and turns it into a magnificent opus composed of bold overtures and brassy melodies - all punctuated by the saddest of codas.

Full Review Source: The Patriot Ledger | Original Score: A-

May 26, 2013
Todd VanDerWerff
AV Club
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The story is told less as a cause-and-effect narrative than as a collection of incidents that add up to something with a crushing emotional weight.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: A-

May 28, 2013
Andy Lea
Daily Star

Douglas is simply brilliant here. It's far more than an impression - he simply disappears into the role of the troubled showman.

Full Review Source: Daily Star | Original Score: 5/5

June 4, 2013
Stephen Carty
Flix Capacitor

Fun, entertaining and well-judged, Behind The Candelabra is absolutely fabulous. If this is the last we hear from Steven Soderbergh he's went out on a high.

Full Review Source: Flix Capacitor | Original Score: 4.5/5

June 11, 2013
Will Chadwick
We Got This Covered

Steven Soderbergh's final film Behind the Candelabra is a spectacular portrait of the relationship between the famed pianist Liberace and his lover Scott Thorson.

Full Review Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 9/10

May 27, 2013

It's rare that I hate an HBO movie, but it's been a long time since I loved one. Until now.

Full Review Source: HitFix | Original Score: A

May 24, 2013
Rob Owen
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Terrific performances make it a movie worth seeing.

Full Review Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

May 27, 2013
Joanne Ostrow
Denver Post
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The stunning and quite intimate performances by Michael Douglas and Matt Damon are award-worthy.

Full Review Source: Denver Post

May 28, 2013
Verne Gay
Newsday
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An absorbing production that is morbidly fascinating from start to finish.

Full Review Source: Newsday

May 22, 2013
Matt Roush
TV Guide

No one saves face in director Steven Soderbergh's ghoulishly entertaining, opulently produced Behind the Candelabra, HBO's grandest, gaudiest and most fascinating movie in quite a long while.

Full Review Source: TV Guide

May 28, 2013
Nancy DeWolf Smith
Wall Street Journal
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The glitter and kitsch, and jaw-dropping performances by Michael Douglas as the middle-age Liberace and Matt Damon as his much younger boy-toy Scott Thorson, make this a wild ride without compare.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

May 24, 2013
Craig Skinner
HeyUGuys

The film feels like an epic biopic, with so much detail, humour and emotion crammed in.

Full Review Source: HeyUGuys | Original Score: 5/5

May 21, 2013
Lewis Corner
Digital Spy

Douglas is truly arresting as Liberace; complex yet childishly simple. He flounces around in fur and rhinestones, but behind all that - and the candelabra on his piano - he is clearly lonely and, in a way, a stranger to himself.

Full Review Source: Digital Spy | Original Score: 4/5

June 6, 2013
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