a pity that the project paints by the numbers so much
| Original Score: C
Sporting mustcahe, Selma Hayek gives a solid performance in the otherwise conventionl and mediocre biopic of the noted Spnish artist.
| Original Score: B-
Graphic biopic of artist Frida Kahlo.
| Original Score: 3/5
Taymor conveys in imaginative cinematic fashion how for Frida, creating art and living were one and the same.
| Original Score: 3/4
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.
Taymor brings all of her artist's compassion to bear on a subject that deserves it.
| Original Score: 5/5
Salma Hayek earned an Oscar nomination for her fierce, passionate portrayal of the famous, iconic Mexican painter.
[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.
Frida boasts a small galaxy of charismatic stars orbiting two appealing actors in the juiciest roles of their careers.
| Original Score: B
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.
| Original Score: 69/100
While Hayek's portrayal is appealing and sincere, it's a shade too adoring. She doesn't convey the excruciating pain that besieged Kahlo.
Disappointingly conventional, particularly given Taymor's past work on stage and screen.
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...
A blasé etching of a fraught relationship, largely ignoring the social and political influences on Frida's art.
...it's the performances that elevate Frida to more than just movie-of-the-week fodder.
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
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.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
. . .a feast for the senses, the mind, and the soul.
Not bad, not great -- fine, I suppose.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Should be a fascinating story, but, oddly enough, it is not compelling.