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The Portuguese Nun (A Religiosa Portuguesa) Reviews

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Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine

Green is fascinated by actress Leonor Baldaque's eyes, his own rigorous formalism, and the architecture, art, and music of Lisbon-in that order.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

October 16, 2010

Baldaque is called upon to spend most of the film wandering the city having enigmatic encounters with her co-star, an orphan boy and a real Portuguese nun. Epiphanies duly follow. As does boredom.

Full Review Source: Scotsman | Original Score: 2/5

April 10, 2011
Philip French
Guardian

A solemn, portentous affair, dramatically, verbally and visually, where everyone talks in an uninflected manner.

Full Review Source: Guardian

January 26, 2011
Mar Diestro-Dópido
Little White Lies

Simply unmissable.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 5/5

January 20, 2011
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film

all these alienation effects, fictive tricks and metacinematic games, right down to the reflexivity of the film-within-a-film, in the end serve less to distance The Portuguese Nun than to ally it to a sort of metaphysical quest

Full Review Source: Eye for Film

January 24, 2011
Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
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The result is like nothing else playing, which makes it the best movie in town almost by default.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

October 21, 2010
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

Wide-eyed, trance-like close-ups; tableau-style framings; vocal delivery toneless yet declarative. The film is not afraid to seem ridiculous, but why should it be?

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 5/5

January 20, 2011
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph

Gorgeous to behold, graced by a lovely fado score, this is exquisite cinema.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 4/5

January 20, 2011
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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Mr. Green is fascinated by the possibility that the collision of eros and religion suggested by his literary source might have some resonance in the present, and he explores it in a way that is both cerebral and sensual.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 21, 2010
Tom Dawson
Total Film

Despite the distancing preciousness, there are compensations in the beautiful Lisbon vistas, fado music and unexpectedly moving resolution.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 3/5

January 26, 2011
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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The real star is director Eugene Green's quirky style: enigmatic dialogue, lengthy tracks and pans, actors speaking directly to the camera, shots of feet set against the cobblestone streets and picture-postcard-perfect vistas of the city.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

October 22, 2010
Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
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It's a droll, tongue-in-cheek exchange in a film that's well aware of its own unconventional appeal to high-minded cinephiles.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 2, 2010
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

A beautiful, sensous ode to love, life and Lisbon.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

January 18, 2011
David Parkinson
Radio Times

This is potent, passionate and provocative stuff. But it's also irresistibly poetic and unexpectedly playful.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 4/5

January 20, 2011
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

Elegant, eccentric and absolutely captivating, this is simply a gem.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 5/5

January 21, 2011

Time Out New York
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Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

October 21, 2010
Jay Weissberg
Variety
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