• Venus
    2 minutes 16 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008


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Venus Reviews

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Michael Dequina

A starring vehicle for an aging star who receives deafening awards buzz not so much for the performance than, it seems, for simply being alive.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/4

January 20, 2012
Nick Rogers

It's a pleasure to have Peter O'Toole's company here - likely for the last time in a role of such magnitude & majesty, bangs still swept back in boyish wisps and his sky-blue eyes vibrant and hungry. A loving, lyrical, eloquent sonnet to elderly sunsets.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/4

November 22, 2010
Fernando F. Croce

Worth seeing for O'Toole's incorrigible twilight jesting

Full Review Source: CinePassion

August 28, 2009
Brandon Fibbs

While age may have devoured O'Toole's youth, it has been utterly unable to touch his blistering talent, or his eyes which still sparkle with rakish light.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 7/10

February 28, 2008
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The only thing that resonated with me was O'Toole, who is at his playful best playing a role made to order for him of the boozer rascal who could charm a snake.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B-

February 22, 2008
Pam Gelman
Common Sense Media

Superb acting on life's journey; not for kids.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

October 22, 2007
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

Una comedia dramática agridulce donde brilla con luz propia el formidable Peter O'Toole, en un papel que tiene mucho de sí mismo.

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

September 22, 2007
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

There is consequently an authenticity to the movie that's intensified by O'Toole's expectedly masterful performance...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 4, 2007
Brandon Judell
New York Theatre Wire

What makes Venus unforgettable is not the fine direction and script, or Vanessa Redgrave's startling cameo as Maurice's suffering ex-wife, or Whittaker's award-worthy debut; it's that the viewer can't draw a line between O'Toole's career and Maurice's.

Full Review Source: New York Theatre Wire

June 8, 2007
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...neither a romance nor a comedy but an engaging slice of life, a charming treat that reminds us how fragile life is.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 7/10

May 18, 2007
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

He quotes Shakespeare; she quotes Kylie Minogue.The plot takes an awkward turn about two-thirds of the way through, but up until then, Kureishi's screenplay offers an intriguing contrast of styles.

Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette | Original Score: 3/4

May 11, 2007
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

Not winning the Oscar takes nothing away from Peter O'Toole's unforgettable performance as Maurice, a gifted, once devastatingly handsome man who, as the doleful lyrics of a recent Morrissey song state, falls in love even as he lies on his deathbed.

Full Review Source: Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA) | Original Score: 7/10

March 16, 2007
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Vênus se salva do fracasso graças ao veterano Peter O'Toole, que oferece uma performance digna do homem responsável por encarnar figuras inesquecíveis como T.E. Lawrence, o Rei Henry II e mesmo o absurdo Eli Cross.

| Original Score: 3/5

March 8, 2007
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Venus isn't just a small-scale character study, but a thing of beauty to be treasured -- just like its star.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 5/5

March 7, 2007
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

A movie that recognizes that in old age, our minds might remain bright with humor and mischief, but our bodies nevertheless betray us. Coming to terms with that gives "Venus" its emotional final act.

Full Review Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine) | Original Score: B+

March 5, 2007
Mark R. Leeper

The film is engaging. There is a good deal of humanity and a bit of nostalgia.

Full Review | Original Score: 6/10

March 4, 2007
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

Peter O'Toole so completely throws himself into the role of Maurice... that the only response is to suspect that he is letting us see the real man behind the actorly mask...

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

February 23, 2007
Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review

So many movies presume to instruct us on how to be young, and to insist we remain that way. Here's a rare picture that with all due respect -- and all due irreverence -- would like to suggest one vital way of being old.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 4/5

February 21, 2007
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies

There are scenes in Venus when rational thought seems lost to something more powerful, and ambiguous.

Full Review Source: Zertinet Movies | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 21, 2007
Cole Smithey

Newcomer Jodie Whittaker fulfills the elusive arc of her budding character, but it is the great Peter O'Toole who makes every ticking of the clock seem a momentous occasion in this nuanced drama about the power of the female body to inspire.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: B-

February 19, 2007
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