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Vitus (2007)



Critic Consensus: Though not highly original, Vitus is slightly redeemed by its charm and compelling performances.

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Vitus is a boy who almost seems to be from another planet--he has hearing like a bat, he plays piano like a virtuoso and studies encyclopedias. No wonder his parents begin to anticipate a brilliant future for him. They want Vitus to become a pianist. However, the little genius prefers to play in his eccentric grandfather's workshop. He dreams of flying and of a normal childhood. Ultimately, with one dramatic leap, Vitus takes control of his own life.

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Bruno Ganz
as Grandfather
Teo Gheorghiu
as Vitus (age 12)
Fabrizio Borsani
as Vitus (age 6)
Urs Jucker
as Father
Kristina Lykowa
as Isabel (age 12)
Tamara Scarpellini
as Isabel (age 19)
Daniel Rohr
as Hoffmann Jr.
Norbert Schwientek
as Hoffmann Sr.
Heidy Forster
as Gina Fois
Daniel Fueter
as Conservatory Director
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Critic Reviews for Vitus

All Critics (61) | Top Critics (25)

Oh, yes. I loved the music, but it's almost impossible to go wrong with Bach and Schumann.

August 22, 2007 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

It's a simple, gentle tale that pulls its audience in almost imperceptibly; by its end, you just might be blinking away unexpected tears.

August 3, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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.

August 3, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4

There are some likable elements to this unusual, erratic, ultimately frustrating film.

July 27, 2007 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The more sentimentally inclined in the audience may even feel like applauding.

July 27, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

[A] celebratory, family-friendly fable.

July 27, 2007 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Vitus

Superb! Heartwarming, interesting, clever and fun! If there had been a six star rating, that's what I would have given Vitus. One of the most delightful movies I've ever seen, and oh, the music! This film runs the gamut of emotions, and ends with the best of them all.

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

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