97% Guardians of the Galaxy Aug 01
—— Get On Up Aug 01
91% Calvary Aug 01
—— Behaving Badly Aug 01
50% Child Of God Aug 01

Top Box Office

58% Lucy $43.9M
61% Hercules $29.8M
91% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes $16.8M
57% The Purge: Anarchy $10.5M
42% Planes: Fire And Rescue $9.5M
18% Sex Tape $6.1M
17% Transformers: Age of Extinction $4.7M
16% And So It Goes $4.6M
23% Tammy $3.5M
90% A Most Wanted Man $2.7M

Coming Soon

—— Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Aug 08
—— Step Up: All In Aug 08
—— Into The Storm Aug 08
—— The Hundred-Foot Journey Aug 08
86% What If Aug 08

New Episodes Tonight

73% Chasing Life: Season 1
—— Covert Affairs: Season 5
88% Finding Carter: Season 1
67% Matador: Season 1
—— Perception: Season 3
—— Pretty Little Liars: Season 5
—— Rizzoli & Isles: Season 5
—— Royal Pains: Season 6
—— Sullivan & Son: Season 3
57% Tyrant: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

—— The Fosters: Season 2
—— Hit the Floor: Season 2
—— Longmire: Season 3
—— Major Crimes: Season 3
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
—— Switched at Birth: Season 3
67% Teen Wolf: Season 4
62% Under the Dome: Season 2

Certified Fresh TV

85% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
83% Extant: Season 1
79% Halt and Catch Fire: Season 1
92% Manhattan: Season 1
100% Masters of Sex: Season 2
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
97% Orange is the New Black: Season 2
97% Orphan Black: Season 2
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
85% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

Central Station (Central do Brasil) Reviews

Page 2 of 4
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

The movie's success rests largely on the shoulders of Fernanda Montenegro, an actress who successfully defeats any temptation to allow sentimentality to wreck her relationship with the child.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Lucy Mohl
Top Critic IconTop Critic

What gives the film its strength is that cutting away the first layer only reveals more levels of toughness; it takes time to discover the pure soul beneath.

January 1, 2000

E! Online

Road movies are a cinematic convention, but rarely do they connect like this wonderful Brazilian film.

Full Review Source: E! Online

January 1, 2000
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic IconTop Critic

A richly tender and moving experience.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A-

January 1, 2000
Bob Thompson
Jam! Movies

[D]espite Salles' ragged editing and tedious pacing, Central Station makes its points about loss and suffering.

January 1, 2000
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Takes viewers on an insightful tour of modern, working-class Brazil.

Full Review Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle | Original Score: 9/10

January 1, 2000
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

It may not be much of a movie, but, for the bulk of it, the strong and heartfelt performances of the two leads do make up for the threadbare storyline.

Full Review Source: Internet Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Yazmin Ghonaim

An exceptional film.

Full Review Source: Cinephiles

January 1, 2000
Harvey S. Karten

A poignant road movie.

Full Review Source: Compuserve | Original Score: 8/10

January 1, 2000
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Salles, who also works as a documentary filmmaker, does a superlative job of bringing the realism of the streets and the countryside to this narrative fiction.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 4.5/5

January 1, 2000
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee

Salles provides a textbook example of how to toy with our emotions, how to involve and move us, without necessarily condescending to us or insulting us.

Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee

January 1, 2000
Paul Tatara
Top Critic IconTop Critic

It'll probably work better if you're not terribly familiar with the movies that inspired it.

Full Review Source:

January 1, 2000
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

If you don't at least tear up in the film's final scene, you are either seriously lacking emotion, or dead.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City

January 1, 2000
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

Central Station profoundly satisfies on many levels, but is most poignant as a tale of redemption and triumph allowed the kind of heroine who can only exist outside Hollywood.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

January 1, 2000
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Fernanda Montenegro gives a landmark performance in the Brazilian film Central Station.

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

January 1, 2000
Arthur Lazere

Little goes on under the surface here and in the end it seems more sentimental than insightful.

Full Review Source:

January 1, 2000

Film Threat

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 6, 2005

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 4/5

July 30, 2003
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly

| Original Score: 3.5/4

May 20, 2003

Film Threat

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 8, 2002
Page 2 of 4
Find us on:                     
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile