Maestro (2005)



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Hungarian animator Géza M. Tóth directed the 5-minute, CG-animated short Maestro. The work brings the audience inside of a cuckoo clock, to a miniature "dressing room" where the resident cuckoo bird - clad in a top hat, black tie, coat and tails - sits before a mirror and prepares for his latest performance. When the clock strikes, he will be guided out of the window by a giant mechanical arm and sing valiantly. Tóth patterned the dressing room in the film (down to the minor details) after that of the Operahouse in Budapest. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi
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Critic Reviews for Maestro

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (8)

Maestro traces the roots of today's global dance-music culture with a passion, knowledge and insight that is as infectious as the music itself.

Full Review… | July 6, 2005
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Most of the screen-time is taken up with people remembering how 'amazing' this event, that place or that person was, debating who was 'the first.' But there's precious little here by way of demonstration.

May 28, 2004
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

Clearly, Maestro is for people already aware of this history. For everyone else, this is pretty much invitation-only.

May 7, 2004
Washington Post
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Maps an evocative history of the underground dance music culture of the '70s and '80s.

Full Review… | March 22, 2004
Top Critic

Squanders an interesting subject with its amateurish execution.

March 18, 2004
Hollywood Reporter
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Anybody involved in the underground scene might get a kick out of Maestro -- but others will likely be bored stiff.

March 12, 2004
New York Post
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Audience Reviews for Maestro

One of the best endings ever. Funny without trying too hard. I loved it.

Maymay Asahan
Maymay Asahan

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I really enjoyed this short. I can't say too much, otherwise ill give it away (it's only about 5 mins long), but the short builds and builds and builds and the ending was the perfect anti-climactic ending ever... it made me laugh quite hard.

Joshua Moravec
Joshua Moravec

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