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Vitus Reviews

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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
July 26, 2007
If I had to select one movie genre to never withstand again, it would be the precocious- child-shows- adults-the- way-to- a-better- more-heartwarming- future drama, a genre the new Vitus practically defines.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
July 6, 2007
Some of the moments of whimsy seem calculated specifically to cut together a theatrical trailer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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+
June 28, 2007
To those of us for whom there can never be enough film dramas with a classical music backdrop, Vitus comes as a bit of a disappointment.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 29, 2007
There are few movies more infuriating than those that completely misjudge our reaction to their main characters -- and Vitus, alas, is at the head of that class.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 13, 2007
Directed with a conspicuous lack of inspiration.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
February 10, 2007
One soaring performance not nearly enough
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 28, 2007
a sort of goofy espionage sans a villain with a ridiculous haircut.
| Original Score: 3/5
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 4, 2007
This was Switzerland's entry for the 2006 Oscars, and you can see why. Like most award-seeking crowd-pleasers, it places uncomfortable impulses in opposition then dramatizes them in the most unchallenging way imaginable.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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
September 14, 2007
Like a gifted youngster, 'Vitus' doesn't fulfill its potential.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 23, 2007
The film pushes an off-putting message about unchecked privilege that reeks of capitalist pigdom.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 27, 2007
There are some likable elements to this unusual, erratic, ultimately frustrating film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
June 29, 2007
If writer-director Fredi Murer had sparked a more rebellious spirit within the project, he might have made a truly memorable fantasy for both children and adults.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 29, 2007
Veteran Swiss filmmaker Fredi M. Murer's sentimental fable about a child prodigy and his difficulty fitting in with a world of ordinary people is poised somewhere between Searching For Bobby Fisher and Little Man Tate.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 13, 2007
Director Fredi Murer strains too hard for it to be something more, a magical opus about childhood and taking flight, in this instance literally and figuratively. You wind up feeling manipulated instead of emotionally moved.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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