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Pinero Reviews

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
April 18, 2002
It attempts to champion the phony theme that poor, vulnerable artists should be forgiven their failings because they are so much more important than the rest of us.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Eric D. Snider
December 7, 2003
Who was Piņero, and more to the point, why should we care? Bratt brings him to life, but we come away appreciating his genius no more than we did before.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
December 13, 2001
Despite the quality of Bratt's performance, the movie is like its subject: provocative, impenetrable and tiresome.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
A dull, slow, and completely uninteresting biopic.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Flashily but irritatingly shot, full of unmotivated switches from colour to b/w, sudden flashbacks, mannered slow mo and jump cuts, this is hardly a subtle evocation of its subject's life.
Jeremy Heilman
March 5, 2002
One would wish that the end result of their labors, which is an obvious effort of love, would be better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 26, 2002
This biopic seemed about as amorphous as a junkie high.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
July 29, 2002
The film's cinematic technique is supposed to be vibrant and alive and reflect Pinero's variegated lifestyle, but it never gets to the soul of the man....
| Original Score: 6/10
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
December 11, 2001
Biopics about inebriated artists are always stranded by their own non-stories, and Piņero's short life was apparently little more than a series of dimebag mooches and public stumbles.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
December 13, 2001
Has its moments ... but overall it doesn't do justice to Bratt's brave performance.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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John Anderson
December 14, 2001
You get the feeling Ichaso is trying to bluff us into becoming believers.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
January 6, 2002
An annoyingly hyper biopic.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 24, 2002
A well-intentioned, reverential but unenlightening portrait.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
May 3, 2002
Bratt's performance is as steady and consistent as the film is frustrating.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide
October 2, 2002
An artistic nightmare, marred by numerous stylistic leaps.
Full Review | Original Score: 60/100
Guylaine Cadorette
March 2, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
The narrative jumps haphazardly from set-piece to set-piece.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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David Hunter
Hollywood Reporter
September 7, 2001
Complex but often disengaging.
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Charles Taylor
December 13, 2001
A sustained piece of showboating mythmaking, and something of a snow job.
Evan Henerson
Los Angeles Daily News
December 14, 2001
With his cinematic artyness, Ichaso the director may be trying to dazzle us out of seeing the holes that Ichaso the writer has left gaping.
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