Central Station (Central do Brasil) Reviews

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June 3, 2014
Central Station tells a familiar story, but it makes use of its setting in an original and thoughtful way.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
August 9, 2010
What separates and elevates Walter Salles' film above the familiar neo-realist type of melodrama is the stylized visual style and Fernanda Montengero's stunning performance.
Full Review | Original Score: B+

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5

TV Guide's Movie Guide
July 30, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 23, 2003
...a road movie of uncommon texture and grit during which the mismatched couple, each initially defensive and guarded, bond with each other.
Full Review | Original Score: B

Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
September 3, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
August 21, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
May 31, 2002
'Central do Brasil' tem a simplicidade dos grandes filmes.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Globe and Mail
March 19, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com
March 5, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 3, 2002
An orphan boy tenderizes the heart of a cynical woman who finally realizes her kinship with others. This is a deeply spiritual film.
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies
January 23, 2002
It's not just a strong, heartfelt drama. It's a film that transcends its national boundaries.
Brandon Judell
Entertainment Asylum
November 23, 2001
Watching this delectably humane road movie incites the same emotions as discovering the works of Truffaut
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
October 8, 2001
It's a fascinating, small, tale, held together by lush photography.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
As beautiful as it is wrenching.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Elspeth Haughton
Apollo Guide
February 14, 2001
Director Walter Salles has created more than a road picture; he tells a poignant story about two characters and their destinies -- destinies that remain uncertain.
Full Review | Original Score: 80/100
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Salles directs simply and watchfully, with an eye that seems to penetrate all the characters who are encountered on Dora's and Josue's journey.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Central Station is both literate and emotionally-powerful -- an increasingly rare combination.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
October 18, 2008
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Nina Caplan
Sight and Sound
March 5, 2002
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
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Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 1, 2000

Irish Times
January 1, 2000
Bob Bloom
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January 1, 2000
Louis Proyect
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January 1, 2000
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