Frida Reviews

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
July 22, 2012
a pity that the project paints by the numbers so much
Full Review | Original Score: C
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
May 5, 2011
Sporting mustcahe, Selma Hayek gives a solid performance in the otherwise conventionl and mediocre biopic of the noted Spnish artist.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
David Gurney
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Graphic biopic of artist Frida Kahlo.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 27, 2009
Taymor conveys in imaginative cinematic fashion how for Frida, creating art and living were one and the same.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies
July 2, 2008
Actress Salma Hayek portrays the famed Mexican surrealist painter in a biopic that neither mythologizes nor decries the artist's accomplishments on or beyond the canvas.
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
February 13, 2008
Taymor brings all of her artist's compassion to bear on a subject that deserves it.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
September 22, 2007
Salma Hayek earned an Oscar nomination for her fierce, passionate portrayal of the famous, iconic Mexican painter.
Alan Dale
Blogcritics.org
September 26, 2006
[A]s in soap opera, drama is synonymous with the torments of love. Hayek is a brave, tireless performer, ... but given the script she can only play Kahlo the "beguiling personality" she liked to think of herself as ... rather than Kahlo the artist.
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
December 6, 2004
Frida boasts a small galaxy of charismatic stars orbiting two appealing actors in the juiciest roles of their careers.
| Original Score: B
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
August 22, 2004
While this conventional bio-pic may please middle brow audiences, fans of Ms. Taymor are almost certain to realize that the film could have been so much more than this.
Full Review | Original Score: 69/100
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 23, 2004
While Hayek's portrayal is appealing and sincere, it's a shade too adoring. She doesn't convey the excruciating pain that besieged Kahlo.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dan Jardine
Cinemania
June 23, 2004
Disappointingly conventional, particularly given Taymor's past work on stage and screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 69/100
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
February 16, 2004
A glossy, paint-by-numbers portrait best hung in a bank lobby. Taymor seems to forget that what defined Kahlo's artistic output was the terrible pain she endured...
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
December 1, 2003
A blasé etching of a fraught relationship, largely ignoring the social and political influences on Frida's art.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2003
...it's the performances that elevate Frida to more than just movie-of-the-week fodder.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
July 25, 2003
Salma Hayek brilha em alguns momentos e fracassa ridiculamente em outros. A direção de arte e os efeitos são interessantes, mas o roteiro não contribui. Destaque para Molina.
| Original Score: 3/5
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
June 27, 2003
A maddeningly vague biography, Frida is all the worse for starting off with such narrative promise and visual pizzazz before degenerating into boring, episodic misery.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
April 5, 2003
. . .a feast for the senses, the mind, and the soul.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 2, 2003
Not bad, not great -- fine, I suppose.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 27, 2003
Should be a fascinating story, but, oddly enough, it is not compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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