• Bella
    3 minutes 37 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008

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Bella (Beauty) Reviews

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Hank Sartin
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

November 18, 2011
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 3/5

October 1, 2010
Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review

Bella is without doubt one of the least apologetic blendings of heartfelt intentions, cinematic manipulation, and ultra sentimentality that I have seen in some time.

Full Review Source: DVD Review

May 19, 2008
Susan Walker
Toronto Star
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This is not a weepy, but a story about healing, forgiveness and redemption.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

April 11, 2008
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

Bella is mostly harmless, feel-good fare, and not unlike a TV movie of the week in depth. And you could take your old granny with you to see it, without fear.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 11, 2008
Brandon Fibbs
Colorado Springs Gazette

Bella is an irrefutably effortless and heartwarming film, another indie gem with a deep soul and a beautiful message.

Full Review Source: Colorado Springs Gazette | Original Score: 6/10

February 28, 2008
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

Bella is a gentle film with a big heart.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

February 14, 2008
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An inspirational ethnic soap opera story about two damaged sensitive souls coming together in a stressed-out New York City.

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

November 17, 2007
Beverly Berning
culturevulture.net

Bella is a (...) parable of remorse and redemption, a tale of two damaged souls who end up helping each other find release from their tragic pasts.

Full Review Source: culturevulture.net

November 14, 2007
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

Tender and intelligent, "Bella" simply shines as one of the finest movies of 2007.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/4

November 13, 2007
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Rarely are crowd-pleasers so effortlessly artful.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

November 9, 2007
Mack Bates
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

This is, first and foremost, an actors' showcase, and the entire ensemble delivers.

Full Review Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Original Score: 3/4

November 9, 2007
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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Alejandro Gomez Monteverde's first feature may have more heart than head, but it's also just as interesting for what it leaves out of its romantic story as for what it retains.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

November 9, 2007
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

...it's a movie that touches the heart, even if it has its narrative problems.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

November 9, 2007
Jeanne Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan

'Bella' is a good beginning for Monteverde. He exhibits the making of an excellent director. This film is not quite there yet, but it's close.

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October 30, 2007
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan

The movie works because we care about all the characters, especially with writing that rings true, not maudlin.

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October 30, 2007
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An inspirational drama about a loving and compassionate man who gives a troubled and lonely woman a new lease on life with a selfless act of kindness.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 3/5

October 26, 2007
Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
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A tearjerker that earns its sobs with heartfelt emotions.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 26, 2007
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Cynics need not apply, but I found Bella a real heart tugger.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

October 26, 2007
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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Writer-director Alejandro Gómez Monteverde brings to his feature debut a warmth and charity that offsets some of the script's more obvious devices.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

October 26, 2007

Sydney Morning Herald
February 15, 2008

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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October 27, 2007
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