The Tales of Hoffmann - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Tales of Hoffmann Reviews

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
April 23, 2015
Most if not all of these performers have since died; here, they live on.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
April 16, 2015
The film will never rank among my favorites in the careers of these filmmakers, but filmmaking legends as diverse as Cecil B. DeMille, Martin Scorsese and George A. Romero all adore it ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
March 12, 2015
"Hoffmann" is an immersive aesthetic experience best thought of as an art form all its own.
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
February 23, 2015
As a work of pure, imaginative cinema, it comes close to genius.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Donna Bowman
AV Club
November 26, 2012
One of the most completely realized marriages of color, movement, and music in the medium's history.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
November 26, 2012
Hard to take, despite the clear personal commitment of director Michael Powell and the enormous amount of talent on display in the photography, set design, and choreography.
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
November 26, 2012
As intensely expressionistic as any film since Caligari, and at the same time a veritable nova of springtime Úlan, the movie inhabits a unique puppet-theater universe, and could seduce a eunuch.
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Variety Staff
Variety
July 6, 2010
A lush, resplendent production that's a treat to eye and ear.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
March 25, 2006
It sates the senses without striking any real dramatic fire.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Sumptuous spectacle.