Bossa Nova Reviews

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Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
January 3, 2007
A splashy, slick, tuneful, rigorously old-fashioned romantic comedy.
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
July 18, 2003
Some strands play out a little more successfully than others, but Bossa Nova is overall a small, sweet movie steeped in affairs of the heart.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
March 27, 2003
A breezy confection of Brazilian pop.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 31, 2002
... an homage to Truffaut's early romantic comedies buoyed by a soundtrack replete with Jobim tunes
Full Review | Original Score: B
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 13, 2002
An enchanting testimony to Oscar Wilde's view: love does bring warmth and richness to life.
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
March 24, 2001
[Barreto] finds the right tone for every scene, be it light or heavy, funny or dramatic.
Full Review | Original Score: A
March 14, 2001
La cadencia y el romance generado por la propia naturaleza de la música hace de Bossa Nova un romance de altura, de gran madurez y sumamente elegante
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto
June 22, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 4, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 3/4

Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
April 3, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic

Globe and Mail
March 19, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Tom Block
culturevulture.net
September 18, 2001
Cheryl DeWolfe
Apollo Guide
July 24, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 81/100
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
June 12, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
February 14, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: B
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