Girl With a Pearl Earring Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
Older teens and adults will enjoy. Book is better.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
May 9, 2009
The film is an intriguing speculative account of the creation of one of Vermeer's most famous and sensual paintings. Every shot in the film looks like it was taken right out of a painting from Delft, Holland circa 1665...
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Robert Davis
Paste Magazine
June 3, 2008
The movie benefits greatly from Johansson's gift for understated delivery, but she's less assured in this demure, largely non-verbal role than she was as a modern young woman in Ghost World and Lost in Translation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Kam Williams
Princeton Town Topics
April 25, 2007
An entertaining but inauthentic adaptation, a production which reads more like a Hollywood teensploit than a historical epic from Holland.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 10, 2005
... a movie about a kind of understanding that rarely passes between human beings; a solemn, sacred meeting of minds.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
December 6, 2004
Girl with the Pearl Earring is about the liberating and inspiring experience of being seen.
| Original Score: B+
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 14, 2004
Like the finest of Vermeer's paintings, the film's richly textured elements blend perfectly, unforgettably framed.
| Original Score: A
Jay Antani
Los Angeles Alternative
September 30, 2004
Girl gives us a vividly painted world but only patchily drawn characters - in that sense, it gets Vermeer only half right
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Mark Sells
Oregon Herald
August 13, 2004
A fascinating concept that loses its luster on screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Boyd van Hoeij
european-films.net
August 7, 2004
Girl with a pearl earring (...) is a movie of few words and beautiful pictures, and the story is as understated as the acting.
Joe Utichi
FilmFocus
July 20, 2004
A terrifically realised film, startlingly emotional and wonderfully visceral.
Full Review | Original Score: 82/100
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 22, 2004
Scarlett Johansson, 19, has a matureness beyond her years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
May 14, 2004
To watch Girl With a Pearl Earring is to sense that one great photograph after another is unfolding before the eyes.
| Original Score: 3/4
Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal
May 10, 2004
Beautiful looking but the story could've been much better.
| Original Score: B-
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
April 6, 2004
... the true star of this film is Eduardo Serra, who should have had the Oscar. Sweeping fantasy vistas are easy; creating a sensual feast through the camera's lens is hard.
| Original Score: 4/4
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
March 26, 2004
Every year or so a movie gets released that is cherished more for its look than its actual content.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
March 25, 2004
The novel is trimmed down to almost a vignette telling the story of the model for Vermeer's most famous painting. This is art director Christina Schaffer's film.
| Original Score: 6/10
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
March 18, 2004
Webber's film drips with art, but it doesn't exactly inspire deeply felt emotion.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
March 13, 2004
You don't have to know much about the artist Johannes Vermeer to be enchanted by "The Girl With the Pearl Earring."
| Original Score: 4/4
Alex Ramirez
Cinenganos
February 29, 2004
La cinematografía de Eduardo Serra logra que la luz sea un personaje más, uno de importancia más allá de la historia.
| Original Score: 4/5
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