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Vitus Reviews

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Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
May 27, 2008
Una película interesante, si bien no original, sobre lo que significa crecer siendo un niño prodigio. Sorprendentes actuaciones de los pequeños protagonistas, junto al veterano y experto Bruno Ganz.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
January 1, 2008
I alternately wanted to slap and hug the majority of the characters
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
November 29, 2007
Newcomer Teo Gheorghiu does a fantastic job of bringing the title character to life...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
October 23, 2007
[Twelve-year-old lead actor] Gheroghiu's subtle acting ... makes the somewhat fantastical plot threads that drive the second half of the film believable, and turns what was a somewhat bloodless family drama into a cleverly constructed tale void of life-af
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
September 14, 2007
Like a gifted youngster, 'Vitus' doesn't fulfill its potential.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
September 14, 2007
...fairy tales are really horror shows, and the idea of children as anything other than miniature adults with the full complement of ugly motives is a relatively recent one.
Full Review | Original Score: 82/100
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
September 7, 2007
The less you know about the storyline the better, but there are elements of a buddy movie, a super scam, and love story in this film about a 12 year old wunderkind who has the smarts to make his dreams soar
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
August 22, 2007
Oh, yes. I loved the music, but it's almost impossible to go wrong with Bach and Schumann.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
August 10, 2007
Director/co-writer Fredi M. Murer provides some whimsically absurd twists in this gentle observation of the travails of growing up.
| Original Score: 3/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
August 9, 2007
[An] appealing and crowd-pleasing film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
August 9, 2007
Anyone who's been or borne a gifted child will smile with recognition at Vitus, which always keeps us guessing but connected to the young superman of the title.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
August 3, 2007
It's a simple, gentle tale that pulls its audience in almost imperceptibly; by its end, you just might be blinking away unexpected tears.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Shawn Levy
Oregonian
August 3, 2007
Its heart is never anywhere but in the right place.
| Original Score: B-
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Marta Barber
Miami Herald
August 3, 2007
A good example of making the differences work for you. Deep down, this is a film about childhood dreams and the determination to make those dreams come true. With such a positive message, you can't help yodeling on your exit from the theater.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
August 3, 2007
... inconsequential fun that sells out the human story with an abrupt third-act turn from childhood rebellion to junior con game.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Michele Kenner
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
August 2, 2007
If you suspend your disbelief, you will be rewarded with fine performances and a feel-good message that isn't cloying or sentimental.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Sid Smith
Chicago Tribune
July 27, 2007
There are some likable elements to this unusual, erratic, ultimately frustrating film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jim Emerson
Chicago Sun-Times
July 27, 2007
The more sentimentally inclined in the audience may even feel like applauding.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ronnie Scheib
Chicago Reader
July 27, 2007
[A] celebratory, family-friendly fable.
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
July 27, 2007
Vitus freaks you out, but its makers seem to have no idea that it does.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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