Aria (1988)

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Using ten arias from renowned operas, ten directors each created vignettes supposedly relating to their operatic material -- most viewers would likely find it difficult to match the vignettes with their operatic sources.

Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)
Genre: Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Art House & International, Comedy, Special Interest
Directed By: , , , , , , , , , ,
Written By: Robert Altman, Bruce Beresford, Bill Bryden, Derek Jarman, Franc Roddam
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 6, 1999
Runtime:
Academy Entertainment

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as Phoebe

as Elvis Impersonator

as Lady with Glove

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as Assassin

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as Indian Boy

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Critic Reviews for Aria

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (4)

The best of the 10 segments is, perhaps predictably, the rare one without lofty pretensions.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

I am not sure that any indispensable statement about opera has been made here, and purists will no doubt recoil by the irreverence of some of the images. But the film is fun almost as a satire of itself.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Aria gives 10 filmmakers a chance to create vignettes set to well-known opera arias.

Full Review… | August 28, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

Uneven compendium film. Russell, Temple, and Roddam are the best things. Goddard is the worst.

February 2, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Aria

Wow. What a bunch of weak sauce artistic crap. Not only did the whole thing completely suck, but it was super slow while it sucked. I read that like three of them were awful, and the rest were good. But I couldn't tell the difference, not a single story was worth a poop in an old tin can.

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Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer

Overall, I liked this "movie" but I wouldn't watch it again.

YLOWBSTARDreturns
Michael S

Super Reviewer

Giving some of the best directors their chance to act out their screen fantasies to beautiful arias? The resulting works are phenomenal - and frightening, in some cases, truly dark.

kittensfan
Meg Gest

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