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Corpo Celeste Reviews

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Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

Neither lights a fuse to our brains or hearts.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 2/5

March 29, 2012
Rachel Saltz
New York Times
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"Corpo Celeste" often stumbles, along with its 12-year-old heroine, Marta (Yle Vianello).

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 8, 2012
Philip French
Observer [UK]

There are moments that suggest the director might do something better next time.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

March 31, 2012
Meredith Slifkin
Film Comment Magazine

Though at times heavy-handed in its imagery and slow-paced, Rohrwacher's debut feature is remarkably unadorned and touching, putting forth a realistic portrait of modern Italy at a time when the country faces economic hardship as well as cultural changes.

Full Review Source: Film Comment Magazine

June 28, 2013
Hannah McGill
The List

The film makes neat if familiar associations between Catholic ritual and sexual identity, and between religion and civic corruption.

Full Review Source: The List | Original Score: 3/5

March 23, 2012
Sherwyn Spencer
Little White Lies

Rich, heady filmmaking that employs small strokes on a huge canvas.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 4/5

March 1, 2012
Eric Hynes
Time Out New York
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Alice Rohrwacher's debut fictional feature is an uncommonly insightful portrait of nascent womanhood, assisted in no small measure by Vianello's disarmingly naturalistic performance.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 4/5

June 5, 2012
Cath Clarke
Time Out
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Vianello gives a lovely, unforced performance as Marta, who begins to see that the blue-eyed, open-armed fuzzy Jesus she's being sold is a fake.

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

March 27, 2012
Lee Marshall
Screen International

Grittily real but somehow dreamlike at the same time, coming of age tale Corpo Celeste is a quietly impressive feature debut for documentary maker Alice Rohrwacher.

Full Review Source: Screen International

June 17, 2011
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A heavenly coming-of-age film.

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

October 25, 2012
Boyd van Hoeij
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Minor tonal inconsistencies are overcome by this intimate tale's naturalistic thesping and loose lensing style.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 17, 2011
Tom Dawson
Total Film

Corpo Celeste's acute sense of place, feel for adolescent confusion and miraculous resolution suggest that Rohrwacher is a talent to watch.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 4/5

March 19, 2012
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
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For those willing to overlook its few slips into heavy-handedness, "Corpo Celeste" tells a compelling story of a 12-year-old girl thrust into a strange new world.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

June 29, 2012
Jaime N. Christley
Slant Magazine

Alice Rohrwacher's debut feature exhibits the sort of mannerisms a certain stripe of cinephile tends to dread, on or off the festival circuit.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3/4

September 24, 2011
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

Quietly compelling, the cerebral slice of social realism is well worth hunting down.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

March 27, 2012
Peter Bradshaw

An accomplished debut.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

March 29, 2012
Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
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Corpo Celeste would be a treat in any season, but it's particularly refreshing amid the summer-movie bombast.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

June 5, 2012
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