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Heleno

Heleno (2012)

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Average Rating: 5.4/10
Critic Reviews: 6
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 3

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Gifted with incredible athletic talent, Brazilian-born Heleno de Freitas conquered the soccer world in the 1940s. As his fame and fortune grew to new heights, his passion for a decadent life of women and nightclubs threatened his career. Featuring an Awards-caliber performance by Rodrigo Santoro (300, What to Expect When You're Expecting), Heleno depicts the thrilling life of the world's first sports superstar. (c) Screen Media

Mar 4, 2013

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All Critics (12) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (7)

There's just so much one can care about this star athlete and his self-destructive journey.

December 7, 2012 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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What you get instead of soccer is almost two hours of late-stage syphilis.

December 7, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Post
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Equal parts temper and tenderness, lust and incaution, "Heleno" is short on specifics but long on impression.

December 6, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Times
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José Henrique Fonseca's handsome black-and-white, impressionistic bio-drama goes very Raging Bull-ish, to tell a piece of the story of Heleno de Freitas, a Brazilian soccer star with matinee-idol charisma.

December 5, 2012 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
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You're stuck daydreaming about a far, far better movie.

December 4, 2012 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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From its flash-forward framing sequence to its glossy black and white images, the film emulates Raging Bull in nearly every particular, while failing to capture even a sliver of that tortured-soul sports-movie's insight or visceral power.

December 4, 2012 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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The script rarely digs beneath the surface of its intriguing subject.

December 14, 2012 Full Review Source: Cinemalogue.com
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A shallow glimpse into the life of Heleno de Freitas that's anchored by breathtaking black-and-white cinematography and a bravura, raw performance by Rodrigo Santoro. It ultimately nourishes your heart more than your mind.

December 8, 2012 Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru
NYC Movie Guru

Heleno might have been stronger by better avoiding the clichés of its genre-yet there are still benefits to this stylish work.

December 7, 2012 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

[C]uriously all but avoids the game -- except for a few opportunities for Heleno, a hothead with no self-control, to berate and abuse his teammates -- in favor of a lurid focus on his other public exploits.

December 7, 2012 Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher
Flick Filosopher

The film hints at a kicky, impressionistic style that director José Henrique Fonseca never effectively employs to actually communicate Heleno de Freitas's demons.

December 4, 2012 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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